SHOTS FIRED BACK! Biden Aide Hits Hillary’s “Glaring Failure” In Libya

It was just a few weeks ago, when Hillary Clinton started the 2016 campaign with a not too subtle swipe at potential rival Vice President Joe Biden for opposing the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.

Now, in the wake of a new book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, a top aide to the Vice President is calling Clinton’s Libya policy a “glaring failure”:

The former top national security advisor to Vice President Joseph Biden Friday fired back at former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who charged Biden has been wrong on every foreign policy issue in 40 years, pointing out that Biden and Gates both opposed Obama’s 2011 decision to go to war in Libya. …

[B]oth Gates and Biden opposed to President Obama’s decision to intervene on behalf of Libyan rebels fighting against Muammar al Qaddaffi … Others in the administration like Secretary of State Hillary Clinton … advocated for the intervention.

“Gates and Biden, from what I can tell in interacting with both of them, they still feel justified in asking that question ‘and then what’ because that is the glaring failure of this operation,” said [former Biden National Security Advisor Julianne] Smith. “They were right to ask it and we were wrong not to answer it.”

In fact in October of 2011, seven months after the air campaign began, Clinton, who took credit for the U.S.-led air campaign, said:

“We set into motion a policy that was on the right side of history, on the right side of our values, on the right side of our strategic interests in the region.”

As America Rising noted in our report last month, Hillary Clinton’s Libya policy has unraveled. The U.N. Security Council expressed “grave concern” with the country’s deteriorating security situation, none of the Benghazi attack suspects have been captured because of fears the country will further descend into chaos while earlier today, new extremist groups in-country were labeled terrorist organizations.