Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
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Leon Panetta Talks to Bill O’Reilly

Mr. Panetta appears like somebody who throughout the twenty minute interview cannot make up his mind about whether he wants to attack or defend the President. At times he seems to speak like a powerful member of the administration, but shortly thereafter as if he had never worked for President Obama. One moment he seems anxious to show he was right and, implicitly, to protect his reputation, but then immediately realizes he is a Democrat on Fox News and tries to protect the administration. Mr. Panetta has been in the public spotlight with ample media exposure for decades, but last night he sounded like somebody who had never been on national television before.

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