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Bob Hanafin

Pentagon's Robert Gates, the Ugly AmericanPentagon's Robert Gates the Ugly American

About four months ago Obama's Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates played the "ugly American" not in Baghdad, Iraq; not in Kabul, Afghanistan, not in Israel, but of all places in Tokyo. Gates was  cast in a quasi-diplomatic role he should never be given. His performance in Japan, supposedly and ally of the United States on equal footing (chuckle) speaks to the need for a demilitarized national security policy.
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