Here we go again
Once again George W. has gone back to the "well" of his father's former staffers. This time it's to pluck Robert Gates out of near obscurity as his choice to replace the failed and disgraced Donald Rumsfield as Sec. of Defence. And, like so many of those connected to the Bush dynasty, Gates has his own nefarious past. Not only is Gates involved in the cooking of the pre-war intelligence on Iraq, he is also implicated in the Reagan/Bush Iran-Contra affair.
via CQ from Eschaton
UPDATE: a little more on Gates on Think Progress: Read More
UPDATE: even the disgraced bug killer doesn't like Gates much: Read More