US President Bush and Vice President Cheney listen to remarks during ceremonial swearing-in of Secretary of Defense Gates at the Pentagon in Arlington

 
US President Bush and Vice President Cheney listen to remarks during ceremonial swearing-in of Secretary of Defense Gates at the Pentagon in Arlington
U.S. President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney listen to remarks during the ceremonial swearing-in of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia December 18, 2006. Former CIA Director Robert Gates was officially sworn in as U.S. secretary of defense on Monday, replacing embattled Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld, who was under fire for his handling of the Iraq war. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES)