Lawrence Eagleburger just said on Fox that he expects that Gates was selected precisely because he won't change course in Iraq. This interview with a former close colleague of Gates, Fritz W. Ermarth, suggests the same. I sure hope they're wrong. It looks to me like Daddy's friends are bailing out "the boy" again. Well, at least someone is. At this point, I'll take anyone not clinically delusional.
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