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 […]

Was Powell Hoping For a Job When He Endorsed Obama?

The CNN National Security blog just posted an entry, “Who Might Serve in Obama’s Second Term?”  One of the candidates mentioned for Secretary of Defense was Colin Powell, “Still an icon within the military ranks, he served as the first African-American chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the 1991 Gulf War. That’s where he gained much of his notoriety as the highest ranking member of the military and a strong presidential adviser. After retiring from the military, Powell focused Read more […]