The former secretary of state — whom many would think would have access to better intelligence — is still insisting refugees are fleeing war-torn Syria because of “climate change.”

Hillary Clinton made the remarks to an audience in Iowa, courtesy of Fox Business:

Hillary Clinton lists the reasons why thousands of people are fleeing Syria:”Because of terrible governance, because of corruption, because of conflict, because of climate change.”

Posted by Fox Business on Thursday, November 5, 2015

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“We’re in a period of one of the worse refugee crises that we’ve ever faced,” Clinton said in Coralville. “It’s an international problem and I think we should have more of an international response.

“But then we have to ask ourselves why is this happening? And why is it happening? Because of terrible governance, because of corruption, because of conflict, because of climate change.”

When asked by CNN about the remark, an aide doubled down:

On Wednesday, a Clinton aide confirmed that the candidate meant what she said on the connections between climate change and refugee crises.

“As experts have noted,” the aide said, “climate change is one of the factors that can contribute to displacement and exacerbate refugee situations.”

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