|"One of the leading statesmen of his time"?|
- Definition of a statesman:
- "A political leader whose wisdom, integrity, etc, win great respect"
Collins English Dictionary
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates has written a memoir, which at least this blogger looks forward to reading:
The White House is bristling over former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' new memoir accusing President Barack Obama of showing too little enthusiasm for the U.S. war mission in Afghanistan and sharply criticizing Vice President Joe Biden's foreign policy instincts.
In a book set for release next week by the publishing house Knopf, Gates writes that Biden is "a man of integrity," but also a political figure who has been "wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades." --
... in the case of the Gates book, the White House chose to speak out quickly and sharply.
The National Security Council issued a statement late Tuesday asserting that Obama relies on Biden's "good counsel" every day and considers him "one of the leading statesmen of his time."
The fact that the White House considers Joe Biden "one of the leading statesmen of his time" shows that someone in the Obama administration still has a sense of humor.