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  •  I think the military is his main concern with (4+ / 0-)
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    TomP, pamelabrown, NCrissieB, pstoller78

    Gates.  Obama wants their loyalty, which is never guaranteed to a Democrat and Obama already knows it.  Gates is a goodwill gesture to them as they trust Gates and Gates is the stability that Rumsfield took from them.  Removing him, especially if he seems willing to go with the program for a year, would be unnecessary agitation when there is another way possible to get the military both used to Obama and the person who is going to replace Gates.  

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