Thursday, December 07, 2006

Senate Confirms Robert Gates As Secretary of Defense

Robert Gates was quickly confirmed to be the next Secretary of Defense. During the confirmation hearings, Gates stated that the U.S. "was not winning the war in Iraq", and that a new course was needed.

He stated that he would examine the report from the Iraq Study Group (a group that he was a part of), but he did not commit to supporting all of the recommendations.

Amy Goodman reported on the confirmation and provided analysis on her Democracy Now program. Watch/Listen here.

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