President Barack Obama lost faith in US strategy in Afghanistan and his focus was "all about getting out" out of the unpopular war, according to a scathing critique by his former secretary of defence.
A new memoir by Robert Gates paints a damning picture of Mr Obama's management of the war, saying the president was "sceptical if not outright convinced" his generals' plans would end in failure.
Honestly, I'm trying to figure out how this is a bad thing. I mean, after Afghanistan went completely pear shaped, how many people honestly believed that the "Afghan surge" would work?
Frankly, hearing this makes me happy he was skeptical about getting the hell out of Afghanistan. Give the generals one last chance to help fix the problem, and if not, GTFO.
Although praising Mrs Clinton as "indefatigable, funny, [and] a very valuable colleague" he said she admitted that she opposed plans to send more troops to Iraq in 2007 for electoral reasons.
Thumbs up, IMO.