Gates on Obama: ‘It was a very gutsy call.’
“I’ve worked for a lot of these guys and this is one of the most courageous calls — decisions — that I think I’ve ever seen a president make,” he said during a CBS “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday night.
“It was a very gutsy call.”
The outgoing defense secretary said he had “real reservations” about the intelligence surrounding the raid.
“I was very concerned, frankly,” he said. “My worry was the level of uncertainty about whether bin Laden was even in the compound. There wasn’t any direct evidence that he was there. It was all circumstantial, but it was the best information that we had since probably 2001.”