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Response to merrily (Reply #23)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:31 PM

29. Was I a homophobe 14 years ago? Probably to some degree, but certainly not to that

level. I was raised in that general part of the country, and the homophobia is in the drinking water.

What makes him useful as a Sec of Def?

1) He's a non-interventionist;
2) He believes the Pentagon budget is still bloated (better than Panetta on that score)
3) The Neocons hate him;
4) He's one of few figures in Washington who believes US foreign policy should serve the interests of the United States moreso than any foreign power's interests.



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