McCain Says Gates Jumped The Gun With Memoir

(Phoenix, AZ) -- Senator John McCain thinks former Defense Secretary Robert Gates jumped the gun with the release of his controversial memoir. Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union," the Arizona Republican said he probably would have advised Gates to hold off on the book, which is highly critical of President Obama's handling of the war in Afghanistan. McCain explained that wouldn't have meant waiting until the war in Afghanistan is over. A prominent conservative on defense issues, McCain said the former Pentagon chief is "obviously very frustrated."