There are gaffes, and then there are gaffes. Hillary Clinton’s latest statement at a townhall gathering in Illinois is definitely that latter. At the event hosted by MSNBC, Clinton claimed that during her tenure as secretary of state, the United States “didn’t lose a single person” in Libya. Excuse me? Tell that to the four Americans who were killed during the Islamic attack on the consulate in Benghazi.
Fox News reports that Clinton earlier stumbled on a statement regarding coal jobs and followed it up with her Benghazi gaffe:
“Now, is Libya perfect? It isn’t,” Clinton said. After contrasting her approach toward Libya with the ongoing bloodshed in Syria’s civil war, Clinton said “Libya was a different kind of calculation and we didn’t lose a single person … We didn’t have a problem in supporting our European and Arab allies in working with NATO.”
Clinton made no mention of the Sept. 11, 2012 terror attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans: U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, information officer Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALS Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.
Questions about the attack and its aftermath have dogged Clinton throughout her second run for the White House, with emails released by the State Department contradicting several aspects of her testimony before the House Select Committee investigating the attack.
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It’s tragic that Hillary Clinton has so little regard for those who serve. And she wants to be commander-in-chief?