Saturday, October 13, 2007

Freedom to Drive Military Industrial Complex Sales

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates spoke to Russia's War College. In the Q & A that followed, Bob got a particularly tough question according to an AP report.

One asked him about the fact that while the United States often complains about Russian arms sales, the U.S. is the world's largest arms merchant and sells to unstable areas such as the Middle East and Pakistan.

The subject, Gates said, had been raised by his Russian counterpart on Friday. "The best way to describe it is, at the end we decided to agree to disagree," he said.

One might expect a better answer from the ex President of a great American university, Texas A&M.