March 24, 2011
With the action in Libya heating up, many will already have forgotten how the Pentagon Chief had hinted that it could happen, back in early March. Robert Gates was meeting General Petraeus in Afghanistan when this little chat was recorded. The two men didn’t realise they were mic’ed, so when Gates quipped ‘Yeah, exactly’, to the sarcastic question of whether he was going to attack Libya – he could hardly have suspected that his reply would come back to haunt the U.S.
This article was posted: Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 5:29 am