Clinton, who spoke at the Women in the World conference in NY on Thursday, called for the U.S. Congress to launch an investigation into the matter.
Hillary Clinton called on President Donald Trump's administration Friday to develop a strategy to end Syria's civil war in a manner consistent with American values, following a United States missile strike on the country late Thursday.
During her tenure at the State Department and her presidential campaign, Clinton, 69, advocated for more aggressive action to deter Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and said the U.S. should implement a no-fly zone, the CBS News reported.
In an interview conducted by The New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof, in front of a thousand-strong crowd at a Lincoln Center theatre, Clinton said she was devastated in the aftermath of the elections.
On Thursday night, Trump ordered the airstrikes in which a total of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were launched from two United States destroyers in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, and Syrian aircraft, hardened aircraft shelters, fuel points, air defense systems, and radars were targeted. "We should have been more willing to confront Assad", said Clinton.
"I also hope that they will recognize that we can not in one breath speak of protecting Syrian babies and in the next close America's doors to them", she said.
She said Trump's reasoning for the airstrikes conflicted with the ban on refugees from six Muslim-majority countries. And while a lot of the people who agreed with Trump the candidate are confused and concerned by the attack, Democrat hawks are thrilled, this being a war they'd wanted for a long time.
"I didn't fully understand how impactful that was", said Clinton.
But she repeated blame dished out previous year before campaign donors that Federal Bureau of Investigation intervention over her email scandal and Russian attempts to sway the outcome of vote in Trump's favour were chiefly to blame. "I really believe we should have and still should take out his airfields and prevent him [Assad] from being able to bomb innocent people and drop sarin gas on them", said Clinton.