This will be a big stain on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.
from Washington Times:
Top Pentagon officials and a senior Democrat in Congress so distrusted Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2011 march to war in Libya that they opened their own diplomatic channels with the Gadhafi regime in an effort to halt the escalating crisis, according to secret audio recordings recovered from Tripoli.
The tapes, reviewed by The Washington Times and authenticated by the participants, chronicle U.S. officials’ unfiltered conversations with Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s son and a top Libyan leader, including criticisms that Mrs. Clinton had developed tunnel vision and led the U.S. into an unnecessary war without adequately weighing the intelligence community’s concerns.
“You should see these internal State Department reports that are produced in the State Department that go out to the Congress. They’re just full of stupid, stupid facts,” an American intermediary specifically dispatched by the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Gadhafi regime in July 2011, saying the State Department was controlling what intelligence would be reported to U.S. officials.
Click through to read the entire piece. It’s long, but it shows the great extent to which the Pentagon did not trust Clinton’s bungling of the situation. Even senior Democrats in Congress negotiated around Clinton’s back.
Hillary Clinton’s maneuvering in Libya ultimately led to the September 11 attacks on the US facilities in Benghazi that killed four Americans including the US Ambassador to Libya. The toppling of Gadhafi turned out to be a hollow victory, and today Libya is more unstable than ever before.