There is nothing more to add to a very poignant piece written by a friend, Charles Hurt, in the Washington Times about Robert Gates. What I greatly appreciate is Charles’ definition of “Duty.”
And I came across a very fine quote from a retired Marine COL Doug R., “In the perverse environment that is Washington the degrees of unethical behavior make the mere liar the most honorable man in the room. Some of the whores think they are nuns.”
Read and enjoy from Charles Hurt:
Only Washington could create a sleazy charlatan like Robert Gates and pass him off as some bipartisan example of competence and honor.
With his memoir out justifiably sliming President Obama, Vice President Joseph R. Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mr. Gates makes like a greasy, mange-patched rat scrambling atop the floating debris of a sunken ship.
“I never doubted Obama’s support for the troops,” Mr. Gates grandly writes, posturing himself as the magnanimous centrist who passes for nobility only in Washington.
“Never doubted Obama’s support for the troops, only his support for their mission.”
Holy cripes! How did this get past an editor? Does the guy not have any friends to glance over his book to tell him what a treacherous wretch he is for even thinking such stupidity, let alone memorializing it forever in a hardcover book about himself that he modestly titled “Duty?”
I will tell you what duty is.