The photo reveals it all. Behind the kowtow-ed U.S. Defense Secretary are the Muslim representatives of the nations in the Persian Gulf area. Gates is already corrupted by the Bush/Cheney junta when he mouthed the words that Cheney wrote for him about a month ago- the ones about Congress' delay of the newest $x billion and how the Pentagon would have to begin layoffs.
This morning he had to do it again. He told the assortment of folks at the meeting that the Persian Gulf nations must demand that Iran come clean about its past nuclear ambitions and openly vow to not develop such weapons in the future.
"Everywhere you turn, it is the policy of Iran to foment instability and chaos, no matter the strategic value or cost in the blood of innocents..." he said.
Right, Mr. Gates.
I wonder, as those words were being received in the headsets of the Arabs actually living there, how many of them said to themselves, 'And the U.S. government hasn't?'
The photo captures the 2007 version of another Anglo-Christian whose armed forces have arrived on their soil to exploit the resources of the people there. No doubt, we history-illiterate Americans do not see the irony in this man lecturing the natives of the Persian Gulf. Many Americans, in fact, believe that it is our oil under their sand. Fools like this help propel naive presidents into international debacles such as the one we are now experiencing.
Sorry that you have sold your soul to 'El Diablo' Mr. Gates. The fact is:the Bush/Cheney virus is virulent and deadly.