Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton made it through all three presidential debates without ever addressing her role in the 2011 U.S. intervention in Libya.
The closest Clinton came to addressing her role in the Libyan intervention was after criticism of Libya’s failed state by Republican nominee Donald Trump in the first debate.
“He actually advocated for the actions we took in Libya and urged that Gadhafi be taken out, after actually doing some business with him one time,” Clintonresponded at the time.
“I think President Obama made the right decision at the time,” Clinton said, defending the intervention at the first Democratic primary debate in October 2015. Even President Barack Obama has expressed extreme regret for his decision to intervene in Libya in 2011, telling Jeffery Goldberg of The Atlantic, “It didn’t work,” and that “Libya is a mess.”
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