Gates Hearing Update: You're Not Missing Much
Ok, the Gates confirmation hearings are boring as hell. Gates is a total sycophant, and is telling the committee whatever they want to hear. Senator Reed looks as hungover as we are. Gates is folksy as hell.
We've also learned that "Senator Akaka" sounds a lot like "Senator Macaca."
The "news" is that Gates demonstrated an ability to read a newspaper and said, outrageously, that we're "not winning" (though not losing) in Iraq, and that he's decided it could become a "regional conflagration," which is a lot more fun to say than "civil war." Especially in a sort of Gilbert Gottfried voice.
Lindsey Graham has decided that it's time to convince Gates to say on the record that Iran is gonna nuke Israel.