With Blunt, Salty Talk, Panetta Era Begins

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  1. HMQ

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    NYT article on Panetta's first visit as Secretary of Defense to Iraq and Afghanistan.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/13/world/13military.html?hp

    I know it's serious business, but some of the quotes made me laugh. A very different personal style from Gates.

     
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    Well there aren't many soldiers that will be shocked at "salty" language. I wish Mr Panetta well- it's not going to be a fun job trying to do right by the DoD and military personnel ,prosecute a war and deal with the reality of declining defense budgets.
     
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    Oh, trust me, I know the soldiers won't be shocked by a few four-letter words! It's just an interesting (180-degree) change in style from Mr. Panetta's predecessor.

    I, too, wish him well - he is shouldering a huge responsibility with many challenges and so much at stake.
     
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    Ha ha! I knew I liked that guy!
     

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