Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' upcoming book, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War,” reveals that President Obama was "deeply suspicious" of his military advisors, as reported today by Stephen Dinan of the Washington Times.
Interestingly, Sara Carter of theBlaze reported in October that in 2013,
"Nine senior commanding generals have been fired by the Obama administration."
Carter's must-read article details the events surrounding the "purge" of the commanding generals.
Dinan quoted Gates as saying,
“Bush was willing to disagree with his senior military advisers, but he never (to my knowledge) questioned their motives or mistrusted them personally. Obama was respectful of senior officers and always heard them out, but he often disagreed with them and was deeply suspicious of their actions and recommendations.” [emphasis added]
Gates also claimed, according to Dinan, that "...both the president and then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton acknowledged in front of him that they opposed the Iraq surge because of presidential politics." That is a hefty charge, but sadly, not surprising.
It seems that many decisions, from the motives behind Operation Fast and Furious, the actions taken before, during and after the Benghazi terror attack, the Seal Team 6 attack, the IRS targeting scandal and Obamacare, have been driven by politics.