He doesn’t say which congressmen or even which party warned him, but the boss notes an NBC News story that solves the mystery. Gates obviously wasn’t happy about the situation, which is why he took the unusual step here of revealing closed-door communications. The Democrats want Iraq scalps to take back to their constituents; here’s another one.

For a guy sold as a low-key alternative to Rumsfeld, he sure has had some interesting moments thus far in his press conferences, huh?

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