by David Safier
SecDef Robert Gates thinks any future SecDef who recommends anything similar to the invasion of Iraq should "have his head examined."
And he was talking to cadets at West Point when he said it.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates bluntly told an audience of West Point cadets on Friday that it would be unwise for the United States to ever fight another war like Iraq or Afghanistan, and that the chances of carrying out a change of regime in that fashion again were slim.
“In my opinion, any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should ‘have his head examined,’ as General MacArthur so delicately put it,” Mr. Gates told an assembly of Army cadets here.
Current power speaking truth to past power. And in Gates' case, I don't think he's scoring political points. He's saying what he thinks.