Clinton Under Fire for Saying 'We Did Not Lose a Single American' in Libyan Action
Hillary Clinton is taking some heat for saying at last night's Commander-in-Chief Forum that "we did not lose a single American" due to military intervention in Libya.
"When [former Libyan leader Moammar] Gadhafi 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," Clinton said of the 2011 decision.
The following year, on Sept. 11, four Americans were killed when the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was attacked by terrorists.
Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran Pete Hegseth said on America's Newsroom that Clinton "refuses to own" her decisions on Libya, which led to death and "chaos."
"You said it was a model for international action, yet you unleashed chaos that created a haven for ISIS," he said. "She refuses to own it. She has talking points and they're that it was a clean action, when in actuality we did lose Americas, and it led to chaos. And it's an example of the kind of judgment that she's had."
Hillary said "We didn't lose a single American In Libya" My buddy Mark Geist who was at Benghazi would beg to differ pic.twitter.com/c5lH6FgvcJ
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 8, 2016
Former Navy Seal Leif Babin also weighed in, calling Clinton's comments "despicable."
"Saying that we didn't lose Americans when we lost some great Americans in Benghazi is just despicable and not true."