Giuliani: Gates' Praise of Obama Makes Criticism More Damaging

Wednesday, 08 Jan 2014 08:06 PM

By Greg Richter

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The fact that former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says lots of good things about President Barack Obama in his new memoir makes his criticisms of the president even more damaging, says former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

"This is not one of those diatribes against a president he was angry at," Giuliani said Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren."

"This is a president that he largely admired, appreciated in many, many respects, but found this to be kind of extraordinary, and something he'd never expect from a president," Giuliani said Wednesday.

Excerpts from Gates' unreleased book, "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War," were released Tuesday in The Washington Post and The New York Times. Gates, a holdover from the George W. Bush administration, accuses Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of opposing the 2007 troop surge in Iraq for political reasons, and says Obama never believed in his own strategy in Afghanistan.

Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh made the same point as Giuliani on his Wednesday program, saying, "All through the book there are positive references to Obama balanced by these serious criticisms and the positive references give the criticisms, I think, even more oomph."

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