This had been the rumor for awhile. Now, itâ€™s apparently close to being official. Robert Gates will stay on as Defense Secretary in Barack Obamaâ€™s administration. Reports are Gates will stay for at least a year.
Well, Obama promised to have some Republicans in his administration. This certainly counts. And itâ€™s a good move because it ensures Obama will have the advice of someone intimate with our nationâ€™s two current wars and it keeps in place a man whoâ€™s proven to be a pragmatic and successful leader of the Defense Department.
Iâ€™m sure others will disagree, but I like this choice.