ICYMI: Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates dropped by Comedy Central last night to chat with “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart. Adding to his critiques of the Obama administration and its management of wars abroad, Gates also unloaded on Congress for “micromanaging” the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“One of the things I discovered — and this may have application in other areas — is that when the government tries to build something really big and really complicated especially in the technical world, it almost always fails,” Gates said. “This is not new.”


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