Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that her “biggest regret” as head of the State Department was the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
Clinton acknowledged the tragedy during a speech at the National Automobile Dealers Association conference in New Orleans, according to video from CNN.
“You make these choices based on imperfect information and you make them to, as we say, the best of your ability,” Clinton said in the video. “But that doesn’t mean that there’s not going to be unforeseen consequences, unpredictable twists and turns.”
The White House initially claimed the attack was the result of a video, admitting later that it was a terrorist attack. Findings from a recent congressional report said the attack could have been prevented, according to The Washington Examiner.
“It was a terrible tragedy,” she said. “Losing four Americans, two diplomats and now it’s public, so I can say two CIA operatives, losing an ambassador like Chris Stevens, who was one of our very best and had served in Libya and across the Middle East and spoke Arabic.”
When asked about her intentions for a 2016 presidential run, Clinton laughed and said she hadn’t decided, according to Politico.
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