Clinton's biggest regret as Secretary of State was loss of American lives in Benghazi attack

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 09:10 hrs

Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has discussed about her biggest regret at the dignitary post under President Barack Obama since 2009.

In a global 'town hall' interview with young people, Clinton talked about her legacy, including the parallels between her tenure as secretary of state and another historical diplomat's, and her future of helping women in politics.

In the 'Global Townterview', a Washington event hosted by Australian newscaster Leigh Sales, allowing young people from various countries to ask her questions in the town hall via satellite, Clinton said after four years as secretary of state, her biggest regret was the loss of American lives in Benghazi, Libya.

According to CBS News, she said that 'we have to understand from the very beginning you can't control everything'.

Three congressional leaders have sent Clinton a letter asking for her to turn over documents from top State Department officials regarding the Benghazi attack.

They have pointed out that investigators on the State Department Accountability Review Board never interviewed her or her top officials about the attack.

Looking back to past secretaries of state, Clinton said the one she most admires and identifies with is William Seward, who served under Abraham Lincoln.

She said that 'he was from New York and a very successful politician, adding that "he had run against President Lincoln, so there's a little bit of parallel here in the whole 'team of rivals' concept", the report added. (ANI)

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