Gates: Obama Went Against ‘Entire National Security Team’ on Egypt Coup

“Literally the entire national security team recommended unanimously handling Mubarak differently than we did,” Gates said. “And the president took the advice of three junior backbenchers in terms of how to treat Mubarak.”The former Pentagon chief also described how the analysis of the three “backbenchers” was based on lofty idealism rather than facts on the ground.“One of them [said], ‘Mr. President, you got to be on the right side of history,’”

Source: President Obama NSC|Egypt Coup|Hosni Mubarak|

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