EX-DEFENSE SECRETARY: Obama Ignored NCS’s Advise–Turned Out to be One of the ‘Most Egregious Foreign Policy Disasters’ of His Administration

Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 10.46.17 AMThose are some big accusations coming from a former high ranking official. If only this dirty laundry could have been aired out sooner.

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates revealed that President Barack Obama disregarded the near unanimous advice of the national security team and decided to depose then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak because he wanted to be on the “the right side of history.”

In a sneak preview of a much longer Fox News special set to be released Friday, Gates recalled one of the most egregious incidents, in which Obama decided to follow the advice of three national security junior backbenchers, rather than an entire team of experts.

“The entire national security team recommended unanimously handling Mubarak differently than we did,” Gates said in a Fox News interview. “And the president took the advice of three junior backbenchers in terms of how to treat Mubarak — one of them saying, ‘Mr. President, you have to be on the right side of history.’”

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“And I would be sitting there at the table, saying, ‘Yeah, if we could just figure that out we’d be a long way ahead,’” Gates added.

 

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