Hillary Clinton surrogate Jeremy Bash all but admitted the former secretary of state’s failures in her intervention in Libya, saying “most certainly we could have all done better.”
Appearing on CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday, Bash said that the U.S. “could have done better in helping the Libyan people rebuild their country after Gaddafi was taken out.” (RELATED: Clinton’s Foreign Policy Still Wreaking Havoc In Libya Years Later)
Host Alisyn Camerota said, “Let’s talk about what some of Secretary Clinton’s critics say will come back to haunt her in terms of foreign policy, and one of them is what happened in Libya. And in particular, it’s what President Obama calls one of his biggest mistakes as president and that is failing to plan for the aftermath of the ousting of Libyan leader Gaddafi. Was that an oversight by Mrs. Clinton, a bad judgment call?”
“Well, most certainly we could have all done better,” Bash replied. “Our country and allies could have done better in helping the Libyan people rebuild their country after Gaddafi was taken out. But it was incredibly important to give support to the opposition in Libya because Gaddafi was threatening to annihilate the civilian population there.”
“Our Arab allies, NATO was going to engage in a military campaign and we could not have sat on the sidelines,” he continued. “So I feel very strongly that what we did in Libya to support that military effort was important. We could have all done better to rebuild Libya afterwards, but that’s a very challenging task.”
Since Clinton led the Obama Administration’s intervention entrance into Libyan intervention that ultimately led the the death of their leader Muammar Gaddafi, the Islamic State has taken over and four Americans lost their lives in Benghazi.