Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton argued late Monday that U.S. involvement in deposing Libya leader Moammar Gadhafi had not cost any American lives.
“Libya was a different kind of calculation,” she said of military involvement there in 2011 compared with current efforts in Syria during a MSNBC town hall in Springfield, Ill.
“We didn’t lose a single person,” the former secretary of State added. “We didn’t have a problem in supporting our European and Arab allies in working with NATO.
“We’ve got to continue to support the Libya people, to give them a chance, because otherwise you see what happened in Syria, with the consequences of millions of people flooding out of Syria, with more than 250,000 people killed, with terrorist groups like [the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria] taking up almost – huge blocks of territory, as big as some of the states in that area.”
Clinton also charged that the U.S. owed its foreign allies after their cooperation in the invasion of Afghanistan.
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