What Else Would You Expect
- Former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ memoir has been the talk of the town this week. John Dickerson argues in Slate that the Washington commentariat has been guilty of selective quoting and spin, whereas Gates’ actual message was measured and subtle. Maybe people should stop and read the book itself, rather than snippets from third parties promoting their own agendas? Update: Gates hasn’t been surprised but is disappointed by this hijacking.