"In his last two years in office...Bush's foreign policies veered very far to the left."
6/20/11, "Our World: An Obama foreign policy,"
(Defense Sec. Robert) Gates and then secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, Bush’s foreign policies veered very far to the Left., with the exception of the surge of troops in Iraq, under the guidance of
Gates’s role in shaping this radical shift was evidenced by the positions he took on the issues of the day in the two years leading up to his replacement of Donald Rumsfeld at the Pentagon. In 2004, Gates co-authored a study for the Council on Foreign Relations with Israel foe Zbigniew Brzezinski calling for the US to draw closer to Iran at Israel’s expense.
Immediately before his appointment, Gates was a member of the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group. The group’s final report, released just as his appointment was announced, blamed Israel for the instability in Iraq and throughout the Middle East. Its only clear policy recommendations involved pressuring Israel to surrender the Golan Heights to Syria and Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria to a Hamas-Fatah “national unity government.”
Gates later served as deputy national security adviser (1989-1991) to President George H.W. Bush, and Bush nominated Gates director of the CIA again in 1991....In 1999, Gates was named dean of the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A and M University. Three years later, he became president of the university."...
Unabashed far left ideologue Obama appointed Robert Gates in his first cabinet:
"He (Gates) officially retired as secretary of defense in July 2, 2011. During his farewell ceremony on June 30, 2011, President Obama presented Gates with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor, and called Gates "one of the nation's finest public servants," who "challenged conventional wisdom" and ultimately reduced unnecessary spending in the U.S. military by hundreds of billions."...