Clinton Says Benghazi Attack Her ‘Biggest Regret’

The former Secretary of State called the 2012 attack in Libya 'a terrible tragedy'

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that her “biggest regret” from her time at Foggy Bottom was the 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

“It was a terrible tragedy losing four Americans, two diplomats and now it’s public so I can say two CIA operatives,” Clinton said during a talk at the National Automobile Dealers Association conference. “Losing an ambassador like Chris Stevens who was one of our very best.”

Republicans have long used the attack in Benghazi to hammer President Barack Obama and Clinton ahead of what many expect to be a 2016 presidential run. Asked again Monday whether she’ll try to succeed Obama in the White House, Clinton said: “I have to say I don’t know.”

“I’m not thinking about it,” she said. “I’ve tried to get other people not to think about it.”

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rutoft64
rutoft64

Well all will come out. But as happens most often to the Tea-Party it will make the party look bad. What has she done ? Well as a security of state I would have to go to the continent of Africa and speak to the leaders of some the countries. People like Nelson Mandela and others leaders like him. Also I might go to wikipedia and look her up. Also for women all around the world nothing but love for her. So don't come with just plane partisan dumb polaticks. 

ReneDemonteverde
ReneDemonteverde

She regret ? She better ask forgiveness from the victim`s families first. This thick skinned woman already reveals how she plans to campaign on her Benghazi scandal. Appear penitent and appear remorseful, but she should have visited the families first at least a week after the tragedy. Only idiots will believe her story.

rutoft64
rutoft64

There is know person better qualified person to run the country then Hillary Clinton. Smart, strong, leader of the highest degree. Was there a lack security there ? Maybe, maybe not. This was a very dangers place to be. But if someone asked her for more help I will tell you she would have went over there herself to help. Also the video WAS if not the main reason, it sure did not help. It was a good reason to get the people all riled up and it did just that.

reallife
reallife

How appropriate the sign behind them. It sums up what she's done and what she's got to offer.


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DanBruce
DanBruce

The Democratic Party's biggest regret will be the nomination of Hillary Clinton in 2016. Not only will Benghazi be a hot topic, but questions will be raised about what role Bill Clinton will play. I've talked with many Democrats who don't want such a flawed power couple in the White House. If Hillary is the nominee, there is a good chance a Republican will win. I won't vote Republican in 2016, but I can't in good conscience vote for another four years of Clinton drama. Perhaps John Kerry or Joe Biden will throw their hat in the ring.

ReneDemonteverde
ReneDemonteverde

@rutoft64 As Kraut asked his co panelists. " Name one accomplishment of Hillary as Secretary of State. Just one "

Only way to settle it is for Obama release all the witnesses, releases all the documents requested and have Hillary testify under oath. Other than that nothing else will do. So to paraphrase Kraut I am asking you the question. What accomplishment did Hillary do as Sec of State for you to call her as leader of highest degree. She even failed her three o clock test.

ReneDemonteverde
ReneDemonteverde

@DanBruce One saving grace for Hillary would be the sniper fire she endured at Sarajevo airport. Grabbing an M16 rifle and running the airport runway firing back. With Chelsea behind her back. 

ReneDemonteverde
ReneDemonteverde

@tkulaga @ReneDemonteverde For how long ? As far as I know the mother of one {darn forgot the name} said Hillary even wont look at her straight at the eye. You sorry ? Take time to comfort them and do everything that justice is served. Testify and testify truthfully. I read about that where she, Obama and Panetta faced the grieving families and promised to get back at them for results. That was more than a year ago. Meanwhile the mother of one keeps going back to Congress and Fox News doing interviews to demand justice.