Gates wondered if he, military leaders were just 'chopped liver' to Obama
Published January 15, 2014 FoxNews.com
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.