Thursday, January 16, 2014

The respected, venerable, straight shooter - former Defence Secretary Robert Gates called White House advisor Valerie Jarrett, the "power behind the throne". A left-wing radical like Valerie Jarrett's advice affects the US Military and the direction of the most powerful nation in the world? Pretty scary, don't you think? It is time for Christians in the USA to fast and pray for their nation. We in Canada are concerned and are praying. - Pastor Max Solbrekken


Gates wondered if he, military leaders were just 'chopped liver'   to Obama 

Published January 15, 2014

 Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says 
during the first few months of meetings in the 
Situation Room, things got awkward when 
President Obama and his advisers heavily 
criticized the decisions made by the previous 
administration – decisions Gates had a hand in 
 Gates told Fox News Wednesday that 
he and Adm. Michael Mullen would often return 
from the meetings and ask each other, ‘So what 
are we, chopped liver?”“Do they not know the 
team they were just trashing … that we were 
 integral members of that team at a very senior 


Referring to previously publicized criticisms of Vice President Biden, he said Biden is a "standup guy, but he's been wrong on most [foreign policy issues]." He also called White House adviser Valerie Jarrett the "power behind the throne."

As for the tension with the military, Gates said Tuesday he felt the root of the problem seemed to be Obama felt that military leaders such as Mullen, Gen. David Petraeus and Gen. Stanley McChrystal were pressuring him in public to adopt their recommendations.
“I believe that was not an orchestrated effort to pressure the president,” he said.