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Smartest Quote of the Week

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“It’s sort of a cartoonish impression of military capabilities and military forces.  The one thing that our forces are noted for is planning and preparation before we send people in harm’s way, and there just wasn’t time to do that.”

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, on the Benghazi incident.  In an interview with CBS News last week, Gates said he would have handled the response to the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi in the same manner as the Obama Administration.

Considering that Gates was at the helm of one of the worst international incidents in American history – the Iraq War – that certainly says a hell of a lot.

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