“I would confess I’m no expert on Iraq.”
and, asked about the right balance between American and Iraqi forces,
he said he was “no expert on military matters.”
This, after spending 27 years in the CIA as an intelligence professional,
and nearly nine years at the National Security Council.
What is the job of a US Defense Secretary?
Concerned with the armed services and military matters,
to be the principal defense policy adviser to the President
and responsible for the formulation of general defense policy
and policy related to all matters of direct and primary concern
to the Department of Defense, and for the execution of approved policy.
Here’s some defense:
Click your heels Doctor Gates,
and repeat three times
“Take me home to Kansas!”