... President Bush has never really understood what Conservatives expect of him. This is because he's not a Conservative himself and doesn't understand Conservatives. In fact, he almost always does the reverse of what he should do in reaction to criticism. Such may be the case with his new pick for Sec. of Defense, Robert M. Gates.
"In 2004, Gates co-chaired, along with Zbigniew Brzezinski, a Council on Foreign Relations task force report entitled, "Iran: Time for a New Approach." Brzezinski was best known for his role as national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981. The main point of the Gates- Brzezinski task force was to advocate a policy of "limited or selective engagement with the current Iranian government."