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Clinton: Claims I Turned Down Bin Laden are 'Bull'
NewsMax.com ^ | June 17, 2004 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 06/17/2004 8:14:14 AM PDT by Carl/NewsMax

In his interview with CBS newsman Dan Rather set for broadcast on Sunday, ex-President Bill Clinton flatly contradicts his earlier recorded confession that Sudan offered to arrest Osama bin Laden and hand him over to the U.S., calling reports of such an offer "bull."

"On the accusation that he had opportunities to get Osama bin Laden, had opportunities to have him delivered by the Sudanese, he said, 'absolutely, flatly untrue,' describing it as 'bull,'" Rather tells the Washington Post on Thursday.

In Feb. 2002, however, Mr. Clinton clearly admitted that the Sudanese offer had indeed taken place. And that he turned it down.

"Mr. bin Laden used to live in Sudan," Clinton told the Long Island Association on Feb. 15, 2002.

"He was expelled from Saudi Arabia in 1991, then he went to Sudan. And we'd been hearing that the Sudanese wanted America to start dealing with them again.

"They released him. At the time, 1996, he had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here because we had no basis on which to hold him, though we knew he wanted to commit crimes against America.

"So I pleaded with the Saudis to take him, 'cause they could have. But they thought it was a hot potato and they didn't and that's how he wound up in Afghanistan."

On Thursday morning, MewsMax.com offered CBS's "60 Minutes" a copy of its exclusive recording of Clinton's remarks.

But it's not clear whether the network will be willing to embarrass the ex-president by airing smoking gun proof that his current claims about the bin Laden offer are false.

Listen to NewsMax.com's exclusive recording of Bill Clinton admitting that he let bin Laden go free.


TOPICS: Breaking News
KEYWORDS: binladen; clinton; napalminthemorning; saveamerica; smokingguntape; stophillary; wagginghisfinger; wot
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1 posted on 06/17/2004 8:14:14 AM PDT by Carl/NewsMax
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To: Carl/NewsMax

I guess Clinton lied to himself.


2 posted on 06/17/2004 8:15:57 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: Carl/NewsMax

What? Clinton lie? Surely you jest! Couldn't happen!


3 posted on 06/17/2004 8:17:02 AM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.)
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To: Falcon4.0
I guess Clinton lied to himself.

Bill and Hillary are congenital liars......

Ask William Safire.

4 posted on 06/17/2004 8:18:11 AM PDT by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (I don't believe anything a Democrat says. Bill Clinton set the standard!)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Clinton: Claims I Turned Down Bin Laden are 'Bull'

Outta the mouth of A CONVICTED LIAR!!

5 posted on 06/17/2004 8:18:38 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
I like what Ollie said on Hannity and Calamities last night.

Clintoon needs an exit strategy.

Also, Kennedy, NY Times and the abu Garbage crowd have blood on their hands.

6 posted on 06/17/2004 8:18:42 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Carl/NewsMax

I never believed that this Clinton book would suck the oxygen out of the Dems campaign. . .until now. The guy is caught on tape and he denies it!


7 posted on 06/17/2004 8:19:27 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: Carl/NewsMax

I wish this turd named Clinton could finally be flushed ...


8 posted on 06/17/2004 8:19:49 AM PDT by mgc1122
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Oh boy, here we go. I was wondering what good was going to come out of this 60 mins. interview.

Now we've got him on tape denying what you have on audio and the 911 commission has on video. Right?

Somebody needs to Deep Throat that video.

9 posted on 06/17/2004 8:20:20 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Well of course they won't confront him with his own words - that would be hard-hitting, "cheeky" journalism of the kind a show like "60 minutes" claims as their own unique style. Wait a minute, where did you say Clintoon was being interviewed?


10 posted on 06/17/2004 8:20:31 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004))
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Better title:

Clinton: Hopes that I Will Ever Voluntarily Own Up to Any of the Wrong I've EVer Done are "Bull"

Dan
11 posted on 06/17/2004 8:20:34 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Carl/NewsMax
"Why didn't I accept the Sudanese offer for OsomebodY?"

"cause I could!"

Besides we know how I went after those nasty Puerto Rican Terrorists.

"Pardon Me." they said.

Well, I did, "cause I could!"

12 posted on 06/17/2004 8:20:59 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: Carl/NewsMax

That lying creep disgusts me.


13 posted on 06/17/2004 8:22:07 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Carl/NewsMax

CBS doesnt want to embarrass the lying sack of crap with proof of his lie they would rather that those who wish to believe his crap are given the opportunity.


14 posted on 06/17/2004 8:22:09 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I aint wrong, I aint sorry , and I am probably going to do it again.)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Rather tells the Washington Post

So, Rather is now the Clinton spokesman and Clinton defender, it seems.

Hey, Dan, NewsMax has the tape---BillC in his own words--admitting he was offered Bin Laden.
15 posted on 06/17/2004 8:22:20 AM PDT by TomGuy (Clintonites have such good hind-sight because they had their heads up their hind-ends 8 years.)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Well, it depends on the definition of "opportunities".


16 posted on 06/17/2004 8:22:34 AM PDT by savedbygrace
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To: Falcon4.0

I'm thinking that this summer of Clinton can help us. He's a pathological liar. We all know that. Now, it's all on paper. People are going to be coming out of the woodwork to dispel the lies he's written down and he'll be shown for the utter fraud he is. People will be reminded what it's like to have a dishonest person in the White House and it will work to Bush's advantage.


17 posted on 06/17/2004 8:23:24 AM PDT by Hildy ( If you don't stand up for what's RIGHT, you'll settle for what's LEFT.)
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To: Young Werther

"Pardon Me." they said."


Speaking of pardons, What did marc rich know about oil for food and when did he know it?


18 posted on 06/17/2004 8:23:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (you tell em i'm commin.... and hells commin with me.)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

975 pages of Bull.


19 posted on 06/17/2004 8:23:40 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: Chad Fairbanks
What? Clinton lie?

Well, it depends on the meaning of the phrase "Turned Down".

20 posted on 06/17/2004 8:23:53 AM PDT by opus86
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Wow. I guess that year of counseling after he "told Hillary" he had been fooling around on her (and apparently, he still is) wasn't aimed at his problem with pathological lying.

I wonder how many more years of counseling it would take to get a handle on his chronic ethophobia?

You can bet your bottom dollar that Rush, Hannity, Savage and the gang will be repeatedly playing recordings of Exhibit A back-to-back with Exhibit B, and it won't make Billy Jeff look very well reformed.

Then again, he's never admitted that he needed reform, so there's not much to work with there.


21 posted on 06/17/2004 8:24:06 AM PDT by Imal (Bill Clinton was the man who brought the dignity of The Jerry Springer Show to the U.S. presidency.)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
More barf from the barfbag himself.

I sure do wish he'd move to France and stay there.

22 posted on 06/17/2004 8:24:32 AM PDT by LibKill (Once more into the breach, dear friends!)
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So, Clinton will say this during his TV interviews.
Then they'll play the tapes of him saying the exact opposite.
THEN, they'll ask him to explain his contradictions, right?

**crickets**

I'll not hold MY breath.
23 posted on 06/17/2004 8:24:36 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">miserable failure)
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To: opus86

LOL...


24 posted on 06/17/2004 8:24:39 AM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

The Dope from Hope

25 posted on 06/17/2004 8:25:18 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Carl/NewsMax

http://www.newsmax.com/audio/BILLVH.mp3

Above is working NewsMax link to Clinton statement. FYI


26 posted on 06/17/2004 8:25:27 AM PDT by TomGuy (Clintonites have such good hind-sight because they had their heads up their hind-ends 8 years.)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

bump


27 posted on 06/17/2004 8:25:45 AM PDT by freeasinbeer (If you're not liberal at 20, you have no heart. If you're not conservative by 40, you have no brain.)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Bill knows bull.


28 posted on 06/17/2004 8:26:14 AM PDT by anonymous_user (Life is like a crap sandwich. The more bread you got, the less crap you gotta eat.)
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To: All

Does anybody know if there's a transcript of the tape Sean Hannity played on his show where Klintoon ADMITTED he didn't take OBL because he didn't have a LEGAL CHARGE against him???

29 posted on 06/17/2004 8:26:14 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Carl/NewsMax

It all depends on the meaning of "bull."


30 posted on 06/17/2004 8:26:57 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham
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To: Falcon4.0; Carl/NewsMax
I guess Clinton lied to himself.

And - of course - Dan Blather swallows it whole.

31 posted on 06/17/2004 8:27:08 AM PDT by capydick ("There's no question I'm an idealist, which is another way of saying I am an American.")
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To: Carl/NewsMax

I heard his slimy voice myself on tape.He tells so many lies he can not keep up with them.A flawed mind is a great thing to lose.


32 posted on 06/17/2004 8:27:18 AM PDT by solo gringo (Always Ranting Always Rite)
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To: TomGuy

Rather sees himself as the newsmaker.


33 posted on 06/17/2004 8:27:21 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (STAGMIRE !)
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To: mgc1122
I wish this turd named Clinton could finally be flushed ...

I'm sorry to say it, but according to Democrats, this pos has become an............

AMERICAN STANDARD

34 posted on 06/17/2004 8:27:32 AM PDT by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (I don't believe anything a Democrat says. Bill Clinton set the standard!)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Wow, this is the first time Clinton has actually admitted that his own words are "bull".
35 posted on 06/17/2004 8:28:24 AM PDT by counterpunch (The CouNTeRPuNcH Collection - www.freepgs.com/counterpunch)
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To: mgc1122

"I wish this turd named Clinton could finally be flushed ..."

He already has been several times. He is just one of those turds that comes back in the backwash when the toilet bowl is refilling for the next user.


36 posted on 06/17/2004 8:28:30 AM PDT by ChevyZ28 (Here is a sorrowful farewell to our beloved President Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) RIP.)
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To: Falcon4.0
I guess Clinton lied to himself.

Priceless

I can't believe he said that on 60 minutes .. what an idiot .. LOL

37 posted on 06/17/2004 8:29:36 AM PDT by Mo1 (That's right Old Media .... WE LOVED PRESIDENT REAGAN)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Are you actually inferring Clinton would make a bald faced lie?

The Sinkmaster would NEVER resort to such tactics!

How dare you expose the truth about this upstanding, lying, traitorous piece of...er...human debris?

38 posted on 06/17/2004 8:30:31 AM PDT by JDoutrider (In God We Trust...)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

SOP! Remember "I lied to my diary"?


39 posted on 06/17/2004 8:31:06 AM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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I can't believe he said that on 60 minutes .. what an idiot .. LOL

Why can't you? He lies until there is no one left to lie to.

And the target audience for 60 Minutes and Newsmax are almost exclusive. So the goal of Clinton is to lie to the 60 Minutes target audience and then trust his minions in the media to fight to keep the Newsmax story away from that target audience.

40 posted on 06/17/2004 8:31:39 AM PDT by dirtboy (John Kerry - Hillary without the fat ankles and the FBI files...)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
"They released him. At the time, 1996, he had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here because we had no basis on which to hold him, though we knew he wanted to commit crimes against America.

So Slick, in other words you turned down the offer of OBL. That's "no bull".

41 posted on 06/17/2004 8:33:22 AM PDT by hattend
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To: Hildy

Amen. Reagan's Class....Bush's Class....they have been highlighted so much these last two weeks that the Class-LESS Clintons stand out like tumors.


42 posted on 06/17/2004 8:34:16 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
it's not clear whether the network will be willing to embarrass the ex-president

Just a touch of sarcasm there.

43 posted on 06/17/2004 8:34:42 AM PDT by watchin (Democratic Party - the political wing of the IRS)
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To: 1Old Pro
Ollie has very unique way of getting his message across. Sometimes gentle, sometimes not so gentle. In either case, he truly means what he says.
44 posted on 06/17/2004 8:35:00 AM PDT by Use It Or Lose It (John Kerry: Lurching into the 21st Century)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Clinton is a mentally and spiritually sick human being.

Has been since childhood. Until he admits he needs help he'll never change.

He could kill a person on the street and justify it TO HIMSELF and block out the fact that everyone else can see the truth...he'll NEVER admit his wrongdoing's...


45 posted on 06/17/2004 8:35:12 AM PDT by freedownsouth
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To: Carl/NewsMax

So Carl,

Did 60 minutes contact you for that tape so they can really do that hard hitting journalism they're famous for?


46 posted on 06/17/2004 8:35:41 AM PDT by Incorrigible (immanentizing the eschaton)
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To: watchin

I think Dan Rather's kneepads telegraphs the answer to that one...


47 posted on 06/17/2004 8:35:50 AM PDT by dirtboy (John Kerry - Hillary without the fat ankles and the FBI files...)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Clinton: Claims I Turned Down Bin Laden are 'Bull'

Much like everything else claimed by Clinton.
48 posted on 06/17/2004 8:36:02 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Use It Or Lose It

Did Dan-o ask Bubba about the kickbacks from the Red Chinese ?


49 posted on 06/17/2004 8:37:14 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (STAGMIRE !)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
I once had a fascinating conversation with someone who knew quite a bit about the inner workings of the Nixon administration. He said that Nixon's resignation actually had nothing to do with Watergate.

After seeing Clinton in action for 12 years, I'm now convinced that his impeachment had nothing to do with the formal charges that were brought against him by the House of Representatives.

50 posted on 06/17/2004 8:37:23 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Ego numquam pronunciare mendacium . . . sed ego sum homo indomitus")
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