The release of recordings from 2011 in which Pentagon officials criticize Hillary Clinton reveal she’s not trusted, says Clare Lopez, vice president for research and analysis at the Center for Security Policy and member of the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi.
In those recordings, top Pentagon officials rip then-secretary of state Clinton for leading a State Department “march to war” against Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, whose regime was overthrown.
“We’re very glad to see these revelations coming out now,” Lopez said Monday on “The Steve Malzberg Show” on
“Gadhafi made very clear that he was willing to enter into a white flag of truce [and] set up talks to discuss his abdication and exile.
“The war never had to happen, except that certain people in the highest ranks of the Obama administration, including … Clinton, wanted to be sure not only that Gadhafi was gone, but that their favorite opposition militias, the rebel militias belonging to al-Qaida, would take over.”
Lopez said the Obama administration’s goal was clear from 2009 — to change U.S. policy toward Islam and the Islamic world.
“As the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi interim report of April 2013 pointed out, our administration has switched sides. That’s not widely understood,” she said.
“Our administration is not on the side of our traditional allies and those like Gadhafi, who was fighting against al-Qaida.
“Our administration has switched sides in the global jihad wars in order to support the rise to power of Islamic jihadis, Sunnis in North Africa, Iran, and the Shiites in the Persian Gulf region.” Related Stories:Jihad Watch: White House Throwing Free Speech Out the Window McConnell: Congress Would Back Obama on Action Against ISIS