McCain: Gates Should Have Waited To Blast Obama In Bio
Senator John McCain told Candy Crowley on CNN that it were he, he “would have waited” with such a book going after his former employer.
“He’s obviously very frustrated—which surprised all of us who know him—and he’s decided to really let loose,” McCain said of Gates, whose forthcoming memoir Duty provoked cable news controversy this week.
“But was it appropriate?” host Candy Crowley asked of the timing of the book.
“I think, frankly, if I would have been giving him advice, I would have waited,” McCain replied. “As far as waiting until it is over in Afghanistan, I wouldn’t have done that. But maybe, a retrospect of a little longer than now. But I also respect his ability to voice his views any time he wants to.”