Robert Gates claims he’s a reformer who is busy reforming “what we buy”. If he’s a reformer, then why doesn’t he protest, nor ask President Obama to veto, legislation that would saddle the DOD with the cost of a new air taxi fleet for members of the Congress (who aren’t even entitled to any air taxi fleet)?
The DOD doesn’t need any VIP jets other than 2 jets for the Presidents. The DOD doesn’t need any air taxi fleet. Yet, Robert Gates is not protesting, nor asking Obama to veto that legislation. Why? Because he’s not a reformer. He’s a disarmer. The only “reforms” he has implemented were defense cuts.