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Obama and Hillary Clinton Played Politics Over the Iraqi Troop Surge

Hillary Clinton, Obama, Military, Iraq

Hillary Clinton and Obama admitted they opposed Iraq troop surge only to look good politically, claims former defense secretary Robert Gates in damning new book


Robert Gates, secretary of defense under Barack Obama and George W. Bush, writes that Hillary Clinton made a callous political move in 2006


She announced her opposition to Bush's Iraq troop 'surge' just before entering the presidential race


Gates writes that she admitted making that choice in order to avoid being politically outflanked by Obama as they entered the 2007 primary season


The revelation could prove problematic for Clinton as she prepares what political observers see as a second run at the White House in 2016


The former defense secretary says Obama believed his own troop surge – the move of 30,000 troops into Afghanistan – would fail


He also attacked VP Joe Biden, saying he 'has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue'


The White House responded, saying Obama 'disagrees with Secretary Gates' assessment' and defending Biden as a 'leading statesman'



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