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- October 21, 2015

GATES SLAMS CLINTON'S LIBYA POLICY

In A New Report, Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates Criticized Clinton's Libya Post-Intervention Plan: "We Were Playing It By Ear." "The only strategy spelled out publicly was that the Europeans' newly formed 'Libyan Transitional Council' would be at the forefront of the effort. Washington was 'leading from behind,' to use a famous phrase from the era. As then-Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who opposed the U.S. intervention, frustratingly explained to The Daily Beast: 'We were playing it by ear.'" (Nancy A. Youssef, "Hillary's Libya Post-War Plan Was 'Play It By Ear,' Gates Says," The Daily Beast , 10/20/15)

Clinton Failed To Plan For A Post-Gaddafi Libya And The Consequences Of Her "Improvisation Are Still Being Felt Today"

As She Planned For The Intervention, Clinton Failed To Resolve How "Just How Libya Would Be Governed After Gaddafi." "In 2011, as the United States considered intervention, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was among those who pushed for intervention-without resolving just how Libya would be governed after Gaddafi, according to a senior defense official who was part of the decision-making process." (Nancy A. Youssef, "Hillary's Libya Post-War Plan Was 'Play It By Ear,' Gates Says," The Daily Beast , 10/20/15)

  • The Consequences Of Clinton's "Improvisation Are Still Being Felt Today." And the consequences of that improvisation are still being felt today. The country is an epicenter of the refugee crisis sweeping the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe. Part of Libya is under the control of the self-proclaimed Islamic State. And the Russians use the U.S.-NATO intervention in Libya to justify their own military incursions in places like Syria." (Nancy A. Youssef, "Hillary's Libya Post-War Plan Was 'Play It By Ear,' Gates Says," The Daily Beast , 10/20/15)
  • "And As The Country Was Falling Apart, It Seems No One In The Higher Reaches Of Clinton's Department Took Note. If They Did, They Did Not Take Action." (Nancy A. Youssef, "Hillary's Libya Post-War Plan Was 'Play It By Ear,' Gates Says," The Daily Beast , 10/20/15)

ODDLY ENOUGH, CLINTON RELEASED A CAMPAIGN VIDEO THIS WEEK WITH GATES TOUTING CLINTON'S LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Just This Week, Clinton Released A New Campaign Video Featuring Gates Touting Clinton's Leadership As Secretary Of State. (Hillary For America, Smart Leadership For The 21st Century, Accessed 10/21/15)

 

(Hillary For America, Smart Leadership For The 21st Century, Accessed 10/21/15)


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