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Thread #109748   Message #2522438
Posted By: Ebbie
22-Dec-08 - 04:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: Bush Administration: Aftermaths
Subject: RE: BS: Bush Administration: Aftermaths
From the link: "Many of Cheney's and Rumsfeld's cronies still work at the Pentagon and elsewhere. Rumsfeld's successor, Robert M. Gates, has spoken of increasing America's "soft power," its ability to attract others by our example, culture and values, but thus far, this push to reestablish civilian leadership has been largely talk and little action. Gates is clearly sincere about chipping away at the military's expanding role, but many of his subordinates are not."

Question: Will Obama have the strength, the willpower, the insight to back the issues that must be addressed?

I think he has the best chance to do it of anyone I can think of but unless he has some excellent field marshals the likelihood of reform and a sustained new direction isn't great.