10. March 14, 2016: “We didn’t lose a single person.”
In a Democratic town hall, Clinton attempted to justify the invasion of Libya, stating “Libya was a different kind of calculation. And we didn’t lose a single person. We didn’t have a problem in supporting our European and Arab allies in working with NATO.” While she and her team claimed that this was in reference strictly to the overthrow of Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, this ignored the Benghazi attacks in 2012, which was arguably the biggest stain on Clinton’s record as Secretary of State. This comment reaffirmed Clinton’s hawkishness on foreign policy, showed her to be seemingly dismissive of her errors, and at the same time highlighted some levels of dishonesty. In other words, it showed off some of her very worst and most infamous characteristics.