Obama Backed Muslim Brotherhood Egypt Coup Against National Security Team Advice

Obama usually defends his bad decisions on foreign policy by blaming someone else. He tried to blame General Austin for his ISIS JayVee team line. He blames Netanyahu for his failed outreach to Islamic terrorists in Israel. Benghazi was caused by a video. The Libyan War was caused by bad advice, especially from Hillary Clinton. Also by the Europeans.

We don't discuss Egypt much. But, perhaps to get ahead of the blame game, it turns out that Obama rejected the advice of his national security team to back a Brotherhood coup of Mubarak in Egypt. (Yes, I know, the official media narrative is that the overthrow of Morsi was a "coup" but the overthrow of Mubarak was a popular protest, even though both involved the army stepping in. Because the narrative is based on lies and word games.)

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.”

“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.'”

This isn't much of a surprise since Obama has always picked his White House juniors and his pet radicals over his official national security team. He'll blame military people and cabinet members, but not his toadies who got upgraded from speechwriting to unofficially running foreign policy.

How has the "right side of history" worked out. The Muslim Brotherhood has been crushed in most places where it launched its takeovers. (Not counting the United States.) It's still in the game in Libya though. Maybe Obama can start a second war on its behalf.
 

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