...comes from Robert Gates, former defense secretary for George W. Bush and Barack Obama. The New York Times's Thom Shanker got an advance copy of Gates's new memoir, and he's pre-spilling all the dirt:
President Obama eventually lost faith in the troop increase he ordered in Afghanistan, his doubts fed by top White House civilian advisers opposed to the strategy, who continually brought him negative news reports suggesting it was failing, according to his former defense secretary, Robert M. Gates.
Mr. Gates calls [Vice President Joe] Biden “a man of integrity,” but he questions the vice president’s judgment. “I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades,” Mr. Gates writes.
Oh, good. I was worrying that maybe conservative blogs would run out of stories to grind to death over the next few months, but along comes Gates, in the nick of time, to take the pressure off last year's reheated Benghazi conspiracy theories.