Obama “friended” Mubarak? Really?

Was this the way to handle Mubarak, a lifelong military man? Send over an envoy who could talk to him like a friend?

Really?

Why not a four star general who said, look, keep your money and retire safely to London or else the International Criminal Court to be prosecuted for war crimes, your choice, General.

Obama turned to envoy who could speak to Mubarak as a friend.