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Old January 18, 2013, 04:48 PM   #6
Evan Thomas
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Originally Posted by godot
I have no problems with individual soldiers saying whatever they want. I think the Secretary of Defense should confine himself to matters that are related to his office.
He was speaking to a group of soldiers, which seems to me to be a task related to his office. One of them asked a question about President Obama's proposals, and he answered it honestly. Should he have declined to comment, or lied about his opinion?

He's a cabinet official, i.e. a member of the current administration. It would be odd if he didn't support his boss.
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