Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates under President Obama reaffirmed that he believes former Vice President Joe Biden has been “wrong on most foreign policy issues” in the past 40 years, during an interview with David Axelrod on CNN’s The Axe Files.
“[Biden] clashed with the Pentagon and with the leadership over Afghanistan, and you’ve been fairly critical of him at one point, saying he was wrong every foreign policy issue for 40 years,”Axelrod said. “Would you be comfortable with him as Commander in Chief?”
Gates replied that he thinks he will have to “wait and see” and if Biden is fit for the office.
“I think vice president did have some issues with the military and I did say that recently that I stand by the statement that I thought he had been wrong about most foreign policy issues for 40 years, especially during the Cold War, but in truth apart from Afghanistan there were a number of issues he and I agreed on,” Gates said. “He’s obviously got a lot of experience, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee for a long time and we will just have to see how these things play out.” more