Hillary always forgets Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Glenn Doherty and Tyrone Woods Jr.
A question asked at last night’s town hall drove Mrs. Clinton to once again brag about her Libyan action, especially her false statement of having saved lives in Benghazi — unfortunately she mainly saved radical Islamic terrorists’ lives.
Hillary wanted an excuse to overturn Gaddafi; did not consider the nature of the terrorists she armed; nor did she secure the arsenal of weapons. One might say that it wasn’t her job because she wasn’t the president, however, it was in fact, her war and she was its architect, not Barack Obama.
The question asked: “Secretary Clinton, to your point, you have had an extensive record with military intervention. How do you respond to Progressives like myself who worry and have concerns that your hawkish foreign policy will continue, and what is your plan to end wasteful war campaigns in which our peers, servicewoman and men continue to be killed and wounded?”
Hillary said Trump supported the action, however, Trump wasn’t a politician and he has also made it clear he will listen to the generals and advisers, something she refused to do. She then bragged about saving the lives of the al Qaeda terrorists camped out in Benghazi.
“I assume you’re talking about Iraq, because of my vote. And you probably are talking about Libya, because of the role that I played in the administration’s decision about whether to take on Gaddafi.
But before I get to that, let me say very clearly. I view force as a last resort, not a first choice. I will do everything in my power to make sure that our men and women in the military are fully prepared for any challenge that they may have to face on our behalf.
But I will also be as careful as I can in making the most significant decisions any president and commander in chief can make about sending our men and women into harm’s way.
With respect to Libya, again, there’s no difference between my opponent and myself. He’s on record extensively supporting intervention in Libya, when Gaddafi was threatening to massacre his population. I put together a coalition that included NATO, included the Arab league, and we were able to save lives.
We did not lose a single American in that action. And I think taking that action was the right decision. Not taking it and permitting there to be an ongoing civil war in Libya would have been as dangerous and threatening as what we are now seeing in Syria.”
She is still saying she did the right thing — she destroyed the country against all advice.
Mrs. Clinton conveniently forgets about the four men who died in Benghazi; she forgets the fact that she ignored the generals who told her not to go into Libya; the thousands of Libyans who died are ignored; her role as architect of the Libyan War — an illegal war — is whitewashed; and the fact she destroyed the wealthiest nation in Africa and left it a stronghold for ISIS, al Qaeda and the Taliban is all but forgotten.
What of the thousands now fleeing Libya? What about their lives?
Bombshell recordings released by The Washington Times show the frustration of top Pentagon officials over Clinton’s involvement in ousting Muammar Gaddafi. The officials – U.S. Generals – were so frustrated at the time that they opened up their own secret talks with Gaddafi’s son Seif.
Mrs. Clinton’s reasons for going to war conflicted with what was actually happening on the ground. Her reasons for bringing the United States into war in Libya were based on speculation not on intelligence. Nearly a dozen intelligence officials who spoke with The Washington Times agreed that it was “intelligence-light” as one unnamed source described it.
“Speculation” often “trumped reporting from the ground”, the Times reported.
She also misled the public when she claimed there were large stockpiles of WMDs in Libya.
Mrs. Clinton became the most vocal proponent on the war and falsely claimed there would be an imminent massacre of 700 innocent civilians in Benghazi. No one even had a count of how many people were in Benghazi but al Qaeda had a large base in Benghazi and it was al Qaeda who Gaddafi was threatening.
Intelligence officials said that Gaddafi would not risk world outrage and a massive attack was not likely. There was no intelligence pointing to genocide.
Gaddafi had in fact sent a small cadre of 2,000 troops to defeat the radical Islamic terrorists and he was winning. There was no genocide.