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.