First the Gay Military, Now Gates to Head Gay Boy Scouts

Former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has been getting a lot of new coverage lately over his book that criticizes the leadership of his former boss, President Barack Obama.  The Obama administration has been trying to downplay the accusations made by Gates in his book, but that’s typical for the White House. Gates was first appointed as Secretary of Defense by former President George W. Bush in December 2006.  When Barack Obama won the 2008 election and was sworn into office in January Read more […]

Ex Defense Sec. Robert Gates Blasts Washington’s Self-Centeredness

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is in a uniquely qualified position to assess the current state of American government. He presided over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama. His diagnosis? Washington stinks. Both sides of the aisle. The Wall Street Journal has posted an excerpt from the memoir of Robert Gates, and it is fascinating and frustrating. He confirms the suspicions that I have harbored for years—that there isn’t much difference between Read more […]