It's official - We're losing the war in Iraq

What a refreshing change Bob Gates will be as secretary of defense in the USA. He speaks bluntly, tells the truth and is not George Bush's "yes" man.

Today he has already debunked Bush's obsession with claiming that Iraq is central to the war on terror, whilst unusually for a politician he gave a straight answer to a straight question by making it clear that the war in Iraq is being lost.

Who knows, this man might even have a solution, at least at the moment he is ruling nothing out. I'm not expecting miracles, but we can hope.


mariamaria said...

I wish i could agree, but I cannot.

Gates is Bush's crony. He is part of the Texas good old boy machine that included Tom DeLay and Alberto Gonzales. Bush does not surround himself with those who are not 110% loyal.

TrainInVain said...

I have to agree with the poster above that this is not the positive news it may appear. I wouldn't go so far as to call him a crony but he's certainly a smooth political operator.

I remain cautious.