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Clinton: 'How Can This Happen in a Country We Helped Liberate?'

  • Religion Today
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2012 Sep 12
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One year ago, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hailed the revolution taking place in Libya, saying, "All of us are inspired by what is happening in Libya." Today, the day after the September 11 attacks in Egypt and Libya in which the U.S. ambassador was killed, Clinton said she was asking herself how it could have happened, reports. "How can this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city [Benghazi] we helped save from destruction?" Clinton said at the State Department, adding that question "reflects how complicated, and at times, how confounding the world can be." She went on to say: "This was an attack by a small and savage group. Not the people or government of Libya. ... The friendship between our countries, borne out of shared struggle, will not be another casualty of this attack. A free and stable Libya is still in America's interest and security, and we will not turn our back on that, nor will we rest until those responsible for these attacks are found and brought to justice. We are working closely with the Libyan authorities to move swiftly and surely."