Thursday, April 19, 2007

From Microsoft to D.C.?

I knew Bill Gates was cutting back his work at Microsoft. I hadn't heard he's apparently landed a new job helping with the war effort...

Here's a release from Barack Obama's campaign in response to "William" Gates' comments on the war debate...

Senator Barack Obama’s response to Secretary of Defense William Gates' Statement on Iraq

Chicago, IL- Senator Barack Obama today released the following statement in response to Secretary of Defense William Gates' statement on the Congressional debate on the Iraq War.
"After the President has repeatedly ignored the will of Congress and the American people, his own Secretary of Defense now recognizes that the only way to pressure the Iraqi government toward a political settlement is to make clear that American troops will not be in Iraq forever. President Bush has had a long history of ignoring the advice of his commanders on the ground, but let’s hope that he follows the advice of his Defense Secretary so that we can finally begin the process of ending the war in Iraq in a responsible way."
According to the Washington Post, Gates said today while traveling in the Middle East, "The debate in Congress . . . has been helpful in demonstrating to the Iraqis that American patience is limited. The strong feelings expressed in the Congress about the timetable probably has had a positive impact . . . in terms of communicating to the Iraqis that this is not an open-ended commitment."

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