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January 7th, 2014
06:54 PM ET

Gates slams Obama, Biden in new memoir

In his new book "Duty," former Defense Secretary Robert Gates criticizes President Obama's handling of Afghanistan and says Vice President Biden has been wrong on every major foreign policy issue of the last 40 years. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.


Filed under: Afghanistan • foreign policy • Jim Sciutto • Joe Biden • President Obama • Robert Gates
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  1. mycroft lake travis texas

    You can never trust a Republican especially a Bush and Cheney one at that. Obama should have taken my advise years ago when I told him that he should clean house of all the 'Republican Scum', instead he played footsies and our vehicle for change peters out for five years. His campaign promise of ending Scooter Libby Justice evaporates in thin air and is never even spoken of again by President Obama, while he has done na da,zilch , absolutely nothing going after
    WAR Criminal, and White Collar Crime. I will say this however he was very right in not trusting the War Machine, after all the most powerful Military in world unable to win a war with 2 third world countries in a decade. Simple logic tell anyone that they are fleecing the tax payers in this country beyond comprehension. Neither Iraq or Afghanistan ever sent up one plane, sailed one ship or submarine. It's time to clean house President Obama !

    January 8, 2014 at 5:12 pm |
  2. Pastor Dennis

    Nice how this fool slams Pres Obama after he leaves office, to make money on his book? Hope he loses ALL of his money and he has to live on the streets~ What a disgrace!

    January 8, 2014 at 9:06 am |
  3. Dr Tod Policandriotes

    Wolf, please address this issue....It is a shame that we have people in power that willfully and purposely stab people in the back. These people are not role models in my opinion. It is also a shame that we have so few in power that do not do all they can to make life better for everyone and act selflessly for the good of OUR country like the soldiers do when they give their lives. I truly believe that holding a powerful position in our government should be reserved only for those that will act selflessly for the people of this country. Anything less is a disgrace and a criminal offense to me. We can do much better than we have done for many decades now. We need to get the influence of money out of OUR government and those that continue to accept money for favors are committing treason against the people of this great country. People like this in power dishonor all of the soldiers that have died and appear to me that they do not value life over their own selfish desires. These people can act as though they care about our soldiers dying, but it is just an act and they are really good at acting like they are doing a good job when they clearly are not. This goes for all people in power. Do they really understand what death is until they face it themselves?

    January 8, 2014 at 3:07 am |

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