Jeffrey Goldberg: Hillary Clinton Owns the Failed Intervention in Libya

‘The question for Hillary Clinton going into this race is, why did you support a Libya intervention that has failed?’

DICKERSON: “You know, Jeffrey, Mark makes a good point about, this goes down the rabbit hole very quickly.”
GOLDBERG: “Right.”
DICKERSON: “And also when you get charge and counter charge and that’s a series of names people don’t know. Take us back to 30,000 feet. What’s the big question being missed here about U.S. policy and —“
GOLDBERG: “Well, they’re having a hearing about the wrong subject as it relates to Libya. The question facing America not, what happened that night in Benghazi? Those are important questions and we have to have better diplomatic security, quite obviously. But the question for Hillary Clinton going into this race is, why did you support a Libya intervention that has failed? I mean in the debate she owned the intervention. She thought — she said it was the right thing to do. Libya is in a state of failure. And that should be what we are debating. The role of intervention — the role the U.S. should be playing in the Middle East in these disintegrating states. And so I think everything is being missed actually.”
DICKERSON: “Yes. And the role of what you do after you come in.”
GOLDBERG: “Well, that — that’s — that’s the key. We, you know, this was the half way intervention. And so what’s going to be interesting when you go into the general, if she goes into the general, is, is she going to have to distance herself from President Obama’s reluctant to actually fully commit in Libya.”

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