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Robert Gates Coming to Notre Dame

Notre Dame just announced the commencement speaker for this year: Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Although Gates has had a career in education (at Texas A&M) he is obviously known primarily from his work in the CIA and the Pentagon. Somehow I don’t think that inviting the man who is in charge of the extensive military complex in the U.S. and is integrally involved in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will raise much protest. Of course, he is part of the Obama administration…

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  1. January 27, 2011 at 10:36 am

    That’s really lame.

  2. John
    January 28, 2011 at 12:57 am

    Yes, there were strident self- “righteous” protests re Barack Obama and his tentative support for abortions.
    But when a professional killer is invited – hey that is OK!

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