Former SecDef Bill Gates, on Obama's Afghanistan policies:
"[The President] doesn't believe in his own strategy, and doesn't believe the war to be his. For him, it's all about getting out."
So, I catch "Fox and Friends" this morning & the above statement & whether or not it's okay for him (Gates) to criticize a sitting President is the hot topic.
My thoughts on the subject: IF Gates were still SecDef, then certainly NOT publicly. In a more private setting, i.e.: the office, during cabinet meetings, to the man's face and in a professional manner, then by all means let him have it.
BUT, Bill Gates is no longer SecDef. That makes him a private citizen with every right to speak his mind, and do so publicly.
So, I'm a bit surprised to hear people say he has no right to criticize the President.
He's now a private citizen. He has the right to use his free speech as he so choses. For all the hype, I don't think he's said much I didn't already know. The president ran on ending the wars. Why should we be surprised that was how he made his decisions once elected?
I am sure his lawyers have kept him on the right side of the law. They only thing he could not do is breach anything that is under a confidentially agreement.
From the quotes so far I see nothing very surprising given their relative jobs and affiliations.
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