Hillary Clinton claimed that no American lives were lost in the United State’s intervention in Libya, apparently forgetting the four Americans who lost their lives in the Benghazi terrorist attack.
In an interview on PBS Newshour Wednesday, host Judy Woodruff asked Clinton, “We know that you, and you’ve talked about this, you encouraged the president to intervene in Libya in 2011. Recently President Obama said his worst mistake in office was probably failing to plan for the day after what he thought was the right thing to do in intervening there. How do you see your responsibility in that?” (RELATED: Mother Of Benghazi Victim: I Want To See Hillary Clinton In Jail [VIDEO])
Clinton replied, “Well, first of all, it’s important to remember where we were and why the president made the decision he did because this was a presidential decision.”
“I have advised the president, sometimes he follows my advice, sometimes he doesn’t. Sometimes he uses a combination of what he hears from his advisers. We were looking at a potential disaster as Qaddafi threatened to massacre large numbers of his population. The Europeans, our Arab allies were urging us to help them to try to prevent that.” (RELATED: Mother Of Benghazi Victim Blasts Hillary Clinton: ‘She’s Absolutely Lying’ [VIDEO])
“After due diligence, we came up with a way of supporting their efforts that did not cost a single American life,” Clinton claimed. “And we saved a lot of Libyan lives.”
As part of America’s effort in Libya, U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty were all killed in the Benghazi terrorist attack. (RELATED: Mother Of Benghazi Victim: Hillary Is ‘A Proven Liar’ [VIDEO])
Clinton went on to claim, “Now, could we have done more after the Qaddafi regime was ended? That’s always second-guessing and I’m sure there’s more we could have done.”
“But let’s look at what we did do? We along with the U.N. and others helped to superintend two free and fair elections, something that is still quite an accomplish by the Libyan people. They chose moderate leaders. Unfortunately, preexisting rivalries within the country has prevented the government from really being able to act on behalf of the nation,” Clinton admitted. “So of course if there were more things to be done that we could have influenced, I think that’s something we should be looking at and evaluating because Libya still is a country that is struggling to be successful.”