As Hillary Rodham Clinton prepares to give a national security speech tomorrow, it is worth looking again at perhaps her biggest foreign policy failure – Libya. While initially Hillary and her close advisor Sidney Blumenthal thought that her Libya policy could be something to hang her hat on, those in the know – like former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates – said that Hillary was “playing it by ear” in Libya.
As we now know, Hillary’s strategy in Libya was an abject failure and has helped ISIS gain a massive foothold in the vacuum created by Hillary’s policy. But she has repeatedly defended her intervention policy by reminding everyone that Muammar Gaddafi was a tyrant who had “more blood on his hands of Americans than anybody else.”
But here is the question that more in the media need to start asking Hillary – Gaddafi was a murderous dictator well before Hillary became Secretary of State; so why did she so warmly welcome Mutassim Gaddafi, the Libyan tyrant’s son and national security adviser, to the State Department in April, 2009?
Check out the video of Hillary’s meeting with Mutassim here.
Could it be that Hillary’s warm welcome of Gaddafi was because, as the Washington Examiner reports, so many donors to the Clinton Foundation had business interests in Libya?