Gates: ‘I wished I hadn’t said’ that Obama was more analytical than Bush — but it’s true.


In March, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that President Obama is “somewhat more analytical” than President Bush. In an interview with Katie Couric for “60 Minutes,” Gates said, “That’s something I wish I hadn’t said.” But when asked to describe the two presidents, he seemed to reaffirm the dichotomy, again suggesting that Obama is more analytical than Bush:

COURIC: What three words would you use to describe President Bush?

GATES: Committed, questioning, eager to make a decision and move on.

COURIC: What about President Obama?

GATES: Deliberative, decisive and calm.

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