Flashback: Obama Defense Sec. On Biden: ‘Wrong On Nearly Every Major Foreign Policy And National Security Issue Over Past Four Decades’ (VIDEO)

Last year, Obama’s former Defense Secretary Robert Gates did an interview on Face The Nation.

At one point, the host Margaret Brennan asked him about a quote in his memoir, where he spoke positively of Joe Biden as a person, but then went on to suggest that when it comes to foreign policy and national security, Biden is almost always wrong.

Then the host asks Gates if Biden would make a good president and after a heavy sigh, Gates said “I don’t know.”

Here’s a partial transcript via Real Clear Politics:

MARGARET BRENNAN: I was rereading your memoir before we sat down to talk and you said in your memoir, Joe Biden is impossible not to like.

Quote: “He’s a man of integrity, incapable of hiding what he really thinks, and one of those rare people you know you could turn to for help in a personal crisis. Still, I think he’s been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”

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Would he be an effective commander-in-chief?

ROBERT GATES: I– I don’t know. I don’t know. I– I think I stand by that statement. He and I agreed on some key issues in the Obama administration. We disagreed significantly on Afghanistan and some other issues. I think that the vice president had some issues with the military. So how he would get along with the senior military, and what that relationship would be, I just– I think, it– it would depend on the personalities at the time.

Watch the clip below:

Those are not encouraging words.

And remember, this is coming from a member of the Obama administration.

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