[Marxism] Obama Gates

Ruthless Critic of All that Exists ok.president+marxml at gmail.com
Sun Jun 29 00:30:12 MDT 2008


On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 2:19 AM, abu hartal <abuhartal at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>  Gates opposed the invasion of Iraq and will know how to move the pieces
> around as Obama withdraws combat troops from Iraq. The question is
>  whether Gates will be loyal to, and not sabotage, civilian authority,
> and be able to command military loyalty. Still I think Chuck Hagel
>  is set to be Secty of Defense. The point is that Obama needs someone
> like Gates or Hagel as cover to withdraw from Iraq which the right
> will try to shout down as acceptance of defeat. The right will of course
> not be entirely wrong, so Obama will indeed need cover. Who else but Gates
> or Hagel could provide it?

What does any of this have to do with Marxism, though? I mean, why are
we discussing such issues as Obama's possible choice of Defense Secy,
on a Marxism list?




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