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McCain Would Have Waited To Publish Book If He Were Gates

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McCain said he and many others were "surprised" that that Gates decided to "let loose" in his book.

While McCain said that he would have waited at least a little while before publishing such a book, he said defended the former Defense Secretary.

"I'm a great admirer of Secretary Gates," McCain said. "He's obviously very frustrated."