Cherry pick often?Hillary Clinton and Obama admitted they opposed Iraq troop surge only to look good politically, claims 'dismayed' former defense secretary Robert Gates in damning new book
Robert Gates, secretary of defense under Barack Obama and George W. Bush, writes that Hillary Clinton made a callous political move in 2006
She announced her opposition to Bush's Iraq troop 'surge' just before entering the presidential race
Gates writes that she admitted making that choice in order to avoid being politically outflanked by Obama as they entered the 2007 primary season
The revelation could prove problematic for Clinton as she prepares what political observers see as a second run at the White House in 2016
The former defense secretary also says Obama believed his own troop surge – the move of 30,000 troops into Afghanistan – would fail
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In his book, Gates(a Republican holdover from the Bush administration desperately trying to salvage victory in Iraq and Afghanistan) wrote that he found Hillary “smart, idealistic but pragmatic, tough-minded, indefatigable, funny, a very valuable colleague, and a superb representative of the United States all over the world."
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