Thursday, November 09, 2006

New Defense Secretary

Let's hope this guy has more balls than Rumsfeld.

I don't know what to make of him. The Christian Science Monitor says the following about him:

And in this case, a change in style might result in a change in substance. Skilled at building consensus, a realist who adapts to conditions as he finds them, Mr. Gates might find it easier to urge a change in course in Iraq than did Donald Rumsfeld - who was a chief architect of the administration's Iraq policies, after all.


Next year Democrats are likely to push legislation calling for a yet-unspecified troop withdrawal from Iraq. They may add bills calling for more money for veterans and special forces, and for the repair of military equipment damaged in Iraq fighting.

Why is it that the Democrats always seem to try and shore up their hawk resume by working for veteran's benefits? They support the troops so long as we never have to use them to bloody the nose of our enemies.

Look all's I'm saying is that the Dems seem to like this guy, and that worries me. Let's face it, the modern Democratic party is NOT centrist. It is led by and largely made up of the far left. Leftists are known to be squeamish about using any sort of military action (see Vietnam, Mogadishu) and this adorable sort of naiivete is dangerous.

Listen not to what they say, but watch what they do.



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