Monday, March 07, 2011

DEFENSE SECRETARY ROBERT GATES: “In my opinion, any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army in Asia

This was overheard on DEMOCRACY NOW and at West Point this past week–KAS

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/3/3/us_apologizes_to_afghan_people_for

AMY GOODMAN: Robert Gates made a very unusual comment, the Secretary of Defense, about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. This is what he told an audience of West Point cadets on Friday.

DEFENSE SECRETARY ROBERT GATES: In my opinion, any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should have his head examined, as General MacArthur so delicately put it.

AMY GOODMAN: “Should have his head examined.” This is the Secretary of Defense when we’re in the midst of two wars.

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