A retired general who worked as the top U.S. military officer on the mission to rescue Americans from the 2011 attack in Benghazi, Libya, told Newsweek the attack was a “catastrophe” for America and that “nobody is perfect.”
The retired general, Lt.
Gen. Richard Williamson, who served in Iraq from 2006 to 2010, said on Monday that the Obama administration has “failed miserably” in the aftermath of the attack.
“We’re in a disaster,” Williamson said in an interview with Newsweek.
“Everybody’s looking for a scapegoat, a scapegoats, for everything.”
Williamson said the Benghazi attack is “the most consequential” U.N. mission in U.K. history and “it’s going to be for a very long time.”
The former military officer also said he doesn’t blame President Barack Obama for the attack, saying he blames former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the U.A.E.-led uprising that brought down the Libyan government.
“I don’t blame her.
I don’t think she had any control over what happened.
But the president had no control over the outcome,” Williamson, now a professor of international security studies at the University of Houston, said in the interview.”
The president is an imperfect leader,” he added. “But I don