View Full Version : Gates to National Security Team on Osama Raid: 'Shut the F--- Up'

06-08-2012, 10:54 PM
Link (http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/gates-national-security-team-osama-raid-shut-f_646731.html)

Robert Gates, the former defense secretary, reportedly blasted the national security team in the Obama White House for blabbing about the raid to kill Osama bin Laden. "Shut the f--- up," Gates told Tom Donilon, who is now Obama's national security adviser, according to a book by New York Times reporter David Sanger.

“By Wednesday of that week, Gates went to see Donilon, offering up a barbed assessment of how the White House had handled the aftermath of the raid. ‘I have a new strategic communications approach to recommend,’ Gates said in his trademark droll tones, according to an account later provided by his colleagues. What was that, Donilon asked? ‘Shut the fuck up,’ the defense secretary said.”

The interesting detail is in Sanger's new book, Confront and Conceal, on page 107

Gates is no longer in the Obama administration, and has since voiced his displeasure over the bin Laden leaks. But this new detail signals a frustration above and beyond what has previously been expressed.
I sure hope heads roll for the leaks, but it seems like they rarely do.

06-09-2012, 01:09 PM
Link (http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/gates-national-security-team-osama-raid-shut-f_646731.html)

I sure hope heads roll for the leaks, but it seems like they rarely do.
O Blather won't even have his top criminal, Eric Holder step down. Why would he worry about the others?
Valery Plame was a glorified CIA Operative, as in; she fetched coffee for the real agents. She was national headlines for months and GOP heads were called for. Eric Holder is the TOP LAW ENFORCEMENT person in the nation and he has been inept, corrupt, and negligent for the entire term. National security leaks under Klintoon = nothing to see. National security leaks under O Blah Blah= Nothing to see.

Imagined leaks of a Non-CIA agent= OMGhttp://i45.tinypic.com/dyap29.jpg