Will Bob Gates Resign? Ctd The Daily Dish Apr 1 2011, 6:35 AM ET Share on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn InstaPaper Pocket Pinterest Tumblr Email Print Comments A reader writes: Gates has been planning to resign this year anyway. See this item from last August. He has said he's resigning on many occasions. He's still there. But a resignation over a foolish piece of war-making would be a big and damaging story for Obama.