Someone please tell the general the defense secretary is wearing a live microphone before he makes another joke about launching attacks on Libya.
Gen. David Petraues said to Defense Secretary Robert Gates: “Flying a little bigger plane than normal — you gonna launch some attacks on Libya or something?”
With a laugh, Gates said “yeah, exactly” upon departing his noticeably larger plane on his visit to Kabul.
Come on, world, what’s a joke between two friends? They’re just America’s two most powerful men in the Defense Department.
Gates could use a laugh after escaping the Beltway, where a certain senator from Arizona would very much like to see President Obama order Gates to set up a no-fly zone over Libya.