Obama: Gates Is 'good Friend Of Mine'

wochit politics
January 13, 2014 AT 4:10 PM
President Obama declined to get drawn into the flap about Robert Gates' book on Monday, describing his former defense secretary as "a good friend of mine" and an "outstanding" public servant. In his book Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary of War , to be released publicly on Tuesday, Gates said Obama made the right decisions on Afghanistan, but wound up questionining whether his policy would work after second-guessing by his staff, including Vice President Biden.