Bumped and promoted. Originally posted 2009-06-04 22:32:35 -0400. -- GH
There are several commonalities amongst The Usual Suspects. Many of them served under Scoop Jackson. Many of them were investigated for spying for Israeli intelligence. and nearly all of them were involved up to their necks in the Iran-Contra Affair. Robert Gates falls into that latter category. But he was involved in more than just that. Like the most recent White House, he was extensively involved in "massaging intelligence" in order to support a political stance, not the real facts on the ground. Oh, and he was involved in the October Surprise as well.
More on Robert Gates, a man who still serves at the pleasure of the President of the United States, after the fold.