1. FIGHTING WORDS

    Biden Slams Ex-Defense Secretary Gates

    Joe Biden isn’t known for his restraint so it’s not surprising that, in Monday’s New Yorker profile of him, he unloaded a slew of criticism against former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who chastised Biden in his recent memoir, Duty. “Bob Gates has been wrong about everything! Bob Gates was wrong about the Vietnam War, for Christ’s sake,” Biden ranted. Gates bluntly accused Biden of poor foreign-policy judgment, therefore earning him an enemy for life. Biden continued “You go back, and everything in the last 40 years, there’s nothing that I can think of, major fundamental decisions relative to foreign policy, that I can think he’s been right about!”

    Read it at The New Yorker