60 Minutes Interviews Robert Gates

An extraordinary interview.

I can't say what the un-written history of Robert Gates will be, but I will say that the contrast between him and his predecessor, Donald "Known Unknowns" Rumsfeld, couldn't be greater. And it's easy to see why President Obama chose to retain Gates as Secretary of Defense upon taking office.

Here's to hoping Leon Panetta, if confirmed as the next Secretary of Defense, will maintain the mission statement of reducing the bloat found within the Department of Defense.