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  •  just in time (3+ / 0-)
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    to join petraeus in protesting any move to pull out of afghanistan?

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Mon Aug 16, 2010 at 07:33:05 AM PDT

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    •  I don't know on that, but Gates has done a decent (1+ / 0-)
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      job---IMO.

      •  He hasn't been bad, we could have done better (0+ / 0-)

        It's my belief that in attempting to minimize loud second guessing from the Village, the President retained Gates instead of naming some recognizable Democrat with unimpeachable "Defense Cred": Sam Nunn, Chuck Robb, Larry Korb immediately come to mind.

        But I advocated naming Secretary Clinton to the Pentagon rather than to Foggy Bottom. Sure, on the flow chart SoS is "more important" , but the actual job of SoS vs SoD? Defense is has much greater impact on several levels hands down.

        And it would have been an incredibly thick "glass ceiling" that would have been broken.

        Anyone who doesn't think HRC could have capably handled the job really hasn't been paying attention.

        "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." -- Frederick Douglass

        by Egalitare on Mon Aug 16, 2010 at 08:42:03 AM PDT

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