New Sec.Def. not as crazy as Rumsfeld
That's encouraging, to say the least.
Bob Gates' testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee was refreshingly honest. When asked if he thinks the United States is winning the war in Iraq, he responded, "No sir." Gates also agreed that, at the outset of the war, there were not enough troops in Iraq. (Duh!)
Gates was rewarded with a 21-0 vote to approve his nomination as Secretary of Defence. Bravo, sir.
Gates seems to be rattling the White House with his candour*, as well, which is always a good thing.
*If candour is displayed by an American, should it be spelled "candor?"