Wise Decision Mr. Obama

Although Mr. Obama's new administration has been criticized for being too Clintonista, it looks like he may make the right decision regarding Defense in our country's time of war. From WSJ (h/t Small Wars Journal):
President-elect Barack Obama is leaning toward asking Defense Secretary Robert Gates to remain in his position for at least a year, according to two Obama advisers. A senior Pentagon official said Mr. Gates would likely accept the offer if it is made.
Luckily for us, Obama is pondering a choice based on SECDEF Gates' superb accomplishments and competence rather than the idiotic rhetoric of his nutty far-left base. Medea Benjamin of Code Pink is furious over the possible nomination. Also, the partisan wags over at Talking Points Memo are having a hissy fit over the whole scenario. Presumably, because they would rather make sure that they're friends had jobs waiting for them in a Democrat-only Washgington than be successful in two very difficult conflicts.



Jonn Lilyea said...

If I were Gates, I'd run screaming from the Pentagon. This is the first of many of Obama's "present" votes in his first term. Gates is going to be blamed for every soldier's death from this point forward.

It's the same thing Clinton did after Aspen got the Rangers killed in Mogadishu - he named Republicans to the SecDef post to insulate himself from his own party's criticism and gave him a scapegoat.

It's also a tacit admission that there are no suitable Democrats for the post.

Nephi said...

Hmm. There you go, John. The first decent and respectful thing said about your new c-in-c on this blog and you, horse's ass, just crapped all over it.

Jonn Lilyea said...

Here, go read this, dipwad.