February 13, 2008

"Lord, I hate this city. When will they let me go home to Washington State? Do I honestly have to wait until 2009?"

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert Gates broke his right shoulder in a fall on an icy step at his home in Washington, D.C., and was being treated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Pentagon said.

Gates was taken to the military medical center Wednesday morning after realizing that the injury he suffered Tuesday night required medical attention, Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said.