Obama defends himself from Gates crit...

Obama defends himself from Gates criticism in book

There are 216 comments on the Reuters story from Jan 13, 2014, titled Obama defends himself from Gates criticism in book. In it, Reuters reports that:

President Barack Obama on Monday rejected criticism from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates who questioned whether the president supported his own policy toward Afghanistan.

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“My Commander-in-Chi ef!”

Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#1 Jan 13, 2014
We the People elected President Obama to second guess the bad decisions by the Bush Administration and the generals, and to pull us out of the horrible debacles that was the Iraq lie and the Afghanistan war. Robert Gates did a disservice to himself and our troops… but I will give him credit for the positive and the praise for President Obama. Gates has hurt his legacy, but the troops appreciate their Commander-in-Chief for him for getting them out of Iraq.
Shinichiro Takizawa

Tokyo, Japan

#2 Jan 13, 2014
Wars, nuclear-power-plant-disasters, huge-earth-aquakes and huge-natural-disasters
must occur in Japan, China, Taiwan, South-Korea, Germany and Russia now!

Wars, nuclear-power-plant-disasters, huge-earth-aquakes and huge-natural-disasters in Japan, China, Taiwan, South-Korea, Germany and Russia
will cause reconstruction-demands in Japan, China, Taiwan, South-Korea, Germany and Russia!

Wars, nuclear-power-plant-disasters, huge-earth-aquakes and huge-natural-disasters in Japan, China, Taiwan, South-Korea, Germany and Russia
will increase Japan's, China's, Taiwan's, South-Korea's, Germany's and Russia's domestic-demands!

Wars, nuclear-power-plant-disasters, huge-earth-aquakes and huge-natural-disasters in Japan, China, Taiwan, South-Korea, Germany and Russia
will decrease supplies from Japan, China, Taiwan, South-Korea, Germany and Russia!

Japan, South-Korea, Germany and Taiwan must increase their military-bidgets and military-forces now!
Japan, South-Korea, Germany, British, Italy and Taiwan must protect Japan, South-Korea, Germany, British, Italy and Taiwan by themselves!

Japan needs military-draft-system in Japan of Japan now!
All Japanese-men and all Japanese-boys between the age of 18 and 27 must be drafted by Japanese-Forces now!
All Japanese-women and all Japanese-girls between the age of 18 and 27 must be drafted by Japanese-Forces now!
All Japs between the age of 18 and 27 must be drafted by Japanese-Forces now!

Japan, China, Taiwan, South-Korea, Germany and Russia are evil-fascism-communism-empires !
Remember Prearl Harbor!
Finally, Japan will be destroyed!
I love the U.S.! I love Americans!
We are American-99%!
Shinichiro Takizawa

Tokyo, Japan

#3 Jan 13, 2014
Yasukuni and Japanese-emperor and Japan prohibit Japanese-people to be war-prisoners,
because if a Japanese become a war-prisoner,
the Japanese-prisoner understand that the U.S. is a kind-great-super-country!!!
And, so, Japan and Japanese-people have and love Murasyakai and Murahachibu.

“Mura-Syakai” in Japanese-language can be literally translated as Village-Society.
People make small, exclusive, and closed society with strict, unreasonable, tacit, and traditional rules.

“Mura-hachibu” in Japanese-language can be literally translated as ostracism.
A society’s people treat someone who violates the society’s strict, unreasonable, tacit, and traditional rules,
as an outsider and have hostility toward the outsiders.

“Shimaguni-Konjyo” in Japanese-language can be literally translated as Insularism.
A society’s people treat someone as an outsider and have hostility toward the outsiders.
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Cat74

Schaumburg, IL

#5 Jan 13, 2014
Do you really believe Robert Gates is the only member of Obama's inner circle that will write a book about the incompetent President? He is just the first. There will be many, and Obama will be the only one to defend himself. It the end there will be Hillary, and Barack, and they will be covered with the blood of the dead at Benghazi. His legacy will be discredited, his wars all lost, and he will have nothing to show for 8 years of failed policies.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#6 Jan 13, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
Do you really believe Robert Gates is the only member of Obama's inner circle that will write a book about the incompetent President? He is just the first. There will be many, and Obama will be the only one to defend himself. It the end there will be Hillary, and Barack, and they will be covered with the blood of the dead at Benghazi. His legacy will be discredited, his wars all lost, and he will have nothing to show for 8 years of failed policies.
And you will limit your diet to crow.
Cat74

Schaumburg, IL

#7 Jan 13, 2014
Hillary has tried all the tricks in her bag, and she still can't shut the Benghazi investigations down. They released 450 pages of transcripts from hearings just today that are damning to Hillary, and Obama. They both knew the attack was a terrorist attack from the beginning, and lied about it for another 5 weeks. Obama fired the General that told the truth about the massacre, but the truth will come out anyway. The Republicans will dribble it out until 2016. You don't have to believe it if you don't choose to, but enough people will believe it to affect the outcome of the election in 2016. I love it.

“VOTE GOP 2016 ”

Since: Mar 09

MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!

#8 Jan 13, 2014
Gates 2016!

“VOTE GOP 2016 ”

Since: Mar 09

MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!

#9 Jan 13, 2014
FYI, Gates will be interviewed by Sean Hannity tomorrow Tues 1-14

on the fair and balanced FOX News Channel...America's #1 Cable news station!!

“My Commander-in-Chi ef!”

Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#10 Jan 14, 2014
American_Infidel wrote:
FYI, Gates will be interviewed by Sean Hannity tomorrow Tues 1-14
on the fair and balanced FOX News Channel...America's #1 Cable news station!!
What’s better to be…#1 in cable news ratings, or #1 on Election Night?

So while the Main Stream Media is all focused on Chris Christie’s Bridge-gate Robert Gates will be on fox news talking about last week’s news… LOL, good luck with that.
Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#11 Jan 14, 2014
Gates and just about everyone else exercise too much leniency in criticizing the President. Obama lied about Bush policy to get into office by advantaging the cowardice and drugged stupors of the base of voters putting him over the top in the elections. The incredible brutishness of Obama in inflicting Marxist policies domestically, while undermining our traditional allies internationally, pales in comparison to his intentional funding and arming of the enemies identified by the Bush administration. The SOB is ARMING terrorists and reversing all the gains of the War on Terror. Then, his dictatorial nature shines through, when he "defends" himself from criticisms by his top advisers and military minds. Meanwhile, he has purged the military of top officers for showing any disagreement with his overrunning the chains of command with his private little SS corp of queers, that private army of his something he promised to his core druggie supporters. True leadership doesn't pay a bit of attention to criticism, while in office. That's the wimp Liberal mind at work, a mind destroyed by drug use and perversion early in life, which the person has never resolved.

He's done damage to everything that America has accomplished in 200 years and has even set his own American Negro race back to pre-JFK times as far as unemployment rates.

“I laugh at Robo Posters”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#12 Jan 14, 2014
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
We the People elected President Obama to second guess the bad decisions by the Bush Administration and the generals, and to pull us out of the horrible debacles that was the Iraq lie and the Afghanistan war. Robert Gates did a disservice to himself and our troops… but I will give him credit for the positive and the praise for President Obama. Gates has hurt his legacy, but the troops appreciate their Commander-in-Chief for him for getting them out of Iraq.
The Benghazi Transcripts: DOD officials briefed Obama on ‘attack,’ not video. Gosh, Obama, Hillary, Rice and the MSM lied again. Who would of thunk it. No wonder Michele is fed up.

by James Rosen

“I laugh at Robo Posters”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#13 Jan 14, 2014
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
What’s better to be…#1 in cable news ratings, or #1 on Election Night?
So while the Main Stream Media is all focused on Chris Christie’s Bridge-gate Robert Gates will be on fox news talking about last week’s news… LOL, good luck with that.
This should answer you question. Elections have consequences.

REPORT: Obamacare Bailout Planned for Insurance Companies...Shades of TARP

Oregon Exchange Site Still Not Working 3 Months After 'Launch'...

Spanish website written in 'Spanglish'...

Youth Participation Low... Death Spiral noted.
John McBrocos

Hanoi, Vietnam

#14 Jan 14, 2014
American_Infidel wrote:
Gates 2016!
U shoulda wait for Dr. BO D#Chucky hate-go!! FREE + DUTY=_________;-00h, Patty boy wil lov dis ONE;-00
John McBrocos

Hanoi, Vietnam

#15 Jan 14, 2014
American_Infidel wrote:
FYI, Gates will be interviewed by Sean Hannity tomorrow Tues 1-14
on the fair and balanced FOX News Channel...America's #1 Cable news station!!
can U sing? if U dont then it's time to practeeth!
La Dama de Rojo ( Lady in Red) Chris De Burgh .


if it"s sound goood then it"ll good look Hilllcare!!! ;-00
independent common sense

Coffeyville, KS

#16 Jan 14, 2014
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
What’s better to be…#1 in cable news ratings, or #1 on Election Night?
So while the Main Stream Media is all focused on Chris Christie’s Bridge-gate Robert Gates will be on fox news talking about last week’s news… LOL, good luck with that.
Last week's news? You could sell that kind of ignorance to a lib but the rest of the world knows the book hasn't even come out yet! It is FAR from "old news". But you libs keep chasing your tails trying to deflect from Obama and his failed policies, Obamacare will continue to roll on screwing up American people's lives and increasing their cost and being hated more and more daily and Gates book will hit the shelves for all to read!!!

“I laugh at Robo Posters”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#17 Jan 14, 2014
independent common sense wrote:
<quoted text>
Last week's news? You could sell that kind of ignorance to a lib but the rest of the world knows the book hasn't even come out yet! It is FAR from "old news". But you libs keep chasing your tails trying to deflect from Obama and his failed policies, Obamacare will continue to roll on screwing up American people's lives and increasing their cost and being hated more and more daily and Gates book will hit the shelves for all to read!!!
REPORT: Obamacare Bailout Planned for Insurance Companies...

79% of Enrollees Draw Subsidies...

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#18 Jan 14, 2014
Obama defending himself, Clinton denying he had sex with that woman, what is it about dem presidents that lie so much?
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#19 Jan 14, 2014
Putting Obama over the top....... this is a riot of laughs........ Obama won both elections by greater than 200 Electoral Votes, a Landslide and he accomplished a sound defeat in the popular votes in the face of Republican gerrymandering.

That's not putting Obama over the top, that's a walk away easy victory that was never remotely close.

With the GOP taking a stand against minimum wage and continued delay and obstruction from passing any of the 3 year lingering jobs packages, the 2016 defeat for Republicans will be worse. The best challenge the Republicans can muster is having the wheels fall off of his campaign in New Jersey.

The Republicans had better activate "Plan B"
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Gates and just about everyone else exercise too much leniency in criticizing the President. Obama lied about Bush policy to get into office by advantaging the cowardice and drugged stupors of the base of voters putting him over the top in the elections. The incredible brutishness of Obama in inflicting Marxist policies domestically, while undermining our traditional allies internationally, pales in comparison to his intentional funding and arming of the enemies identified by the Bush administration. The SOB is ARMING terrorists and reversing all the gains of the War on Terror. Then, his dictatorial nature shines through, when he "defends" himself from criticisms by his top advisers and military minds. Meanwhile, he has purged the military of top officers for showing any disagreement with his overrunning the chains of command with his private little SS corp of queers, that private army of his something he promised to his core druggie supporters. True leadership doesn't pay a bit of attention to criticism, while in office. That's the wimp Liberal mind at work, a mind destroyed by drug use and perversion early in life, which the person has never resolved.
He's done damage to everything that America has accomplished in 200 years and has even set his own American Negro race back to pre-JFK times as far as unemployment rates.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#20 Jan 14, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>REPORT: Obamacare Bailout Planned for Insurance Companies...
79% of Enrollees Draw Subsidies...
Which brings back the Bush & Republican idea of transforming the American manufacturing economy into a service economy with lessor paying jobs and cheap goods.

That has more to do with the low rates of pay of the American Workers in the new Bush economy.

So the strategy of lining up against an increase in minimum wage should serve the GOP well in 2014 and 2016.
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Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#22 Jan 14, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>The Benghazi Transcripts: DOD officials briefed Obama on ‘attack,’ not video. Gosh, Obama, Hillary, Rice and the MSM lied again. Who would of thunk it. No wonder Michele is fed up.
by James Rosen
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/23/fo...

Catherine Herridge is an award-winning Chief Intelligence correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) based in Washington, D.C

"........."It became apparent to all of us quickly that this was not a demonstration, this was a violent attack," Ham said."

"Asked if it was a terrorist attack, Ham said the intelligence left no doubt that it was.

“I don't know if that was my first reaction, but pretty quickly as we started to gain understanding within the hours after the initiation of the attack, yes."

he said a quick response to the attack was not possible -- and he defended the decision not to scramble fighter jets.

"It was perfectly understandable to me why people would say you should have done that (but) in my military judgment, there was not a necessity and there was not a clear purpose in doing so."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/23/fo...

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