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Here are the clips I used on the show:
(the panetta clip is around 6:00 below)
Other sources discussed on the show…
(first installment of Washington Times series) Exclusive: Secret tapes undermine Hillary Clinton on Libyan war
(second installment of Washington Times series) Hillary Clinton’s ‘WMD’ moment: U.S. intelligence saw false narrative in Libya
Obama’s Libya Debacle: How a Well-Meaning Intervention Ended in Failure (This comes from Foreign Affairs magazine, a publication of the CFR, so I take it with a grain of salt, but the facts in this article are interesting. It appears in the February 2015 issue. The April 2015 issue of Foreign Affairs publishes what amounts to a rebuttal: Who Lost Libya?)
And this from WND Politics…
By Jerome Corsi
NEW YORK – As the allied bombing of Libya began in 2011, the Obama administration rejected an offer by Moammar Gadhafi to engage in negotiations to abdicate, according to a retired U.S. Navy officer who says he was prepared to broker the deal.
Instead, the U.S. decided to provide weapons to “rebels” consisting of al-Qaida-related local Libyan militia and members of the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood, contends retired Rear Adm. Chuck Kubic.
Kubic began email and telephone contact March 21, 2011, between Tripoli and AFRICOM in Stuttgart, Germany, to broker an offer by Gadhafi to engage in talks with the U.S. under a white flag of truce, according to testimony he provided the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi.
As WND reported Monday, the commission – comprised of 17 retired admirals and generals; former intelligence agents; active anti-terrorist experts; media specialists; and former congressmen – has been conducting its own investigation and working behind the scenes for the past year and a half to ensure Congress uncovers the truth of what happened in Benghazi and holds people accountable.
WND reported Tuesday the commission found in an interim report that the Obama White House and the State Department under the management of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “changed sides in the war on terror” in 2011 by implementing a policy of facilitating the delivery of weapons to the al-Qaida-dominated rebel militias in Libya attempting to oust Gadhafi.
The commission’s April 2014 interim report said the war in Libya continued “and ultimately cost tens of thousands of lives.”
“The U.S. failure to even consider Gadhafi’s request for talks, and its determination to enter and pursue this war in support of al-Qaida-linked rebels, presents the appearance of a policy intent upon empowering Islamic forces with no measurable benefit to U.S. national security,” the report said.
Update: Fox News finally gets with the program and reports on this. Funny thing is, they are using Hillary’s email leaks to get this story out. I’m beginning to think emailgate is just a way to make it look like we are getting the real scoop on what goes on behind the scenes in the State Department. I’m not buying it. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/10/06/emails-show-qadaffi-son-offered-talks-but-clinton-ordered-top-general-to-not/?intcmp=hplnws