Susan Rice: No Regrets For Remarks on Benghazi
A Thailand souvenir t-shirt hangs above the scene of an explosion littered with blood and small pairs of shoes at a main protest site in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. More than a dozen people were hurt Sunday by a small explosion at an anti-government protest in Bangkok, a day after a bloodier attack in an eastern province killed one child and left about more than 30 people wounded. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
Washington — National security adviser Susan Rice said Sunday that she has no regrets about comments she made in 2012 about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed two U.S. diplomats, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
Rice, who was then the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said during numerous talk-show interviews after the incidents that an inflammatory anti-Muslim video appeared to have sparked the violence.
Appearing Sunday on Meet the Press, Rice acknowledged that her statements turned out “not to be 100 percent correct,” but she said that the mistake was not intentional and that the Obama administration did not try to mislead the American people.
“What I said to you that morning, and what I did every day since, was to share the best information that we had at the time,” she said. “The information I provided, which I explained to you, was what we had at the moment. It could change. I commented that this was based on what we knew on that morning, was provided to me and my colleagues, and indeed, to Congress, by the intelligence community. And that’s been well validated in many different ways since.”