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Clinton: I Would Have Attacked Bin Laden
NewsMax ^ | 8/15/05 | NewsMax

Posted on 08/15/2005 8:08:34 PM PDT by wagglebee

Ex-president Bill Clinton now says he would have taken out Osama bin Laden before the 9/11 attacks – if only the FBI and CIA had been able to prove the al-Qaida mastermind was behind the attack on the U.S.S. Cole.

"I desperately wish that I had been president when the FBI and CIA finally confirmed, officially, that bin Laden was responsible for the attack on the U.S.S. Cole," Clinton tells New York magazine this week. "Then we could have launched an attack on Afghanistan early."

"I don’t know if it would have prevented 9/11," he added. "But it certainly would have complicated it.”

Despite his failure to launch such an attack, Clinton said he saw the danger posed by bin Laden much more clearly than did President Bush.

"I always thought that bin Laden was a bigger threat than the Bush administration did," he told New York magazine.


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"I always thought that bin Laden was a bigger threat than the Bush administration did," he told New York magazine.

What a lying sack of sh*t!

1 posted on 08/15/2005 8:08:36 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee

Oh goodness.

And the MSM will eat this right up.


2 posted on 08/15/2005 8:10:07 PM PDT by Sometimes A River (Che Guevera isn't cool)
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To: wagglebee

"Clinton: I Would Have Attacked Bin Laden"

But I was too busy sticking my cigar in my brand new Lewinsky humidor.


3 posted on 08/15/2005 8:10:08 PM PDT by NathanBookman (I'm a star, I'm a star. I am a big, bright, shining star.)
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To: wagglebee

If only screwing interns didn't get in the way! SheeeesH!


4 posted on 08/15/2005 8:10:16 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeePeee!)
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To: wagglebee

coulda, woulda, shoulda.......

What a piece of work he is.


5 posted on 08/15/2005 8:10:18 PM PDT by The Mayor ( Pray as if everything depends on God; work as if everything depends on you.)
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Arky trash: For the umpteenth time: STFU!!!!


6 posted on 08/15/2005 8:10:21 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Liberals preach comity and practice calumny.)
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To: wagglebee

Sure Bill. Bwahahahahahaha. His war on terrorism was to tell the Bush admistration to keep and eye on bin Laden.


7 posted on 08/15/2005 8:10:40 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: wagglebee

As was said about another president:
"He lies even when he doesn't have to, just to stay in practice".


8 posted on 08/15/2005 8:10:41 PM PDT by RedStateRocker (Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6)
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To: wagglebee
This seems a direct invitation to put the truth out there.

He wants to re-write his legacy, but there is so much to prove he was responsible for 9-11.

This man knows know shame, just lots of strange women's bodies.
9 posted on 08/15/2005 8:10:56 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: wagglebee

Weldon's story must be bothering him....this is a "pre-emptive strike"


10 posted on 08/15/2005 8:11:09 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (The presence of "peace" is the absence of opposition to socialism -- Marx)
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To: wagglebee

And, that still puts him at odds with the current head of the Dem Party, who was calling for a criminal trial for Osama.


11 posted on 08/15/2005 8:11:14 PM PDT by Sometimes A River (Che Guevera isn't cool)
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To: wagglebee
Ex-president Bill Clinton now says he would have taken out Osama bin Laden before the 9/11 attacks – if only the FBI and CIA had been able to prove the al-Qaida mastermind was behind the attack on the U.S.S. Cole.

He has got to be kidding me. This clown sat there and let the 1993 WTC attacks happen, he let numerous other embassy attacks happen, and he STILL sat there and did nothing. Why should we sit there and believe that he would have magically taken Osama out after the USS Cole?

Clinton is a clown, and this proves it. I actually had a tiny bit of respect left for the man, but now I just lost all of it. This guy is as disingenuous as it gets.

12 posted on 08/15/2005 8:11:23 PM PDT by SunnyD1182
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To: wagglebee

First Weldon and now this. It's ON, baby. This is war.


13 posted on 08/15/2005 8:11:35 PM PDT by Homer1
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To: wagglebee

In that case, bill, you'll have no problem at all with Reno and Gorelick testifying publicly under oath about your administration's involvement in building the "wall", will you?


14 posted on 08/15/2005 8:11:41 PM PDT by Bob
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To: wagglebee

A direct attempt to help his wife's run when he was implicated as so much of the problem.

This will become very exposed as a lie IMO.


15 posted on 08/15/2005 8:12:00 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Acts 2:38

Dear Lord, please allow me to live long enough that I can urniate on this man's grave. Amen.


16 posted on 08/15/2005 8:12:59 PM PDT by 50sDad (Star Trek Tri-D Chess: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~abartmes/tactical.htm)
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To: Mia T

Brace-yourself-before-reading ping


17 posted on 08/15/2005 8:13:02 PM PDT by jla
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To: wagglebee

He should be talking from a prison cell right now, but nobody had the balls to indict, try and convict him of rape, treason and God knows what else.


18 posted on 08/15/2005 8:13:05 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Liberals preach comity and practice calumny.)
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To: wagglebee
RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters

19 posted on 08/15/2005 8:13:28 PM PDT by bray (Pray for the Freedom of the Iraqis from Islam)
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To: wagglebee

So why didn't he when given the oppertunity?


20 posted on 08/15/2005 8:13:33 PM PDT by Clay Moore ("My daddy says I'm this close to living in the yard!" Ralph Wiggum)
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To: wagglebee

The headline is wrong: he really said "I would have attacked Bev Laden...she had some buh-ZOOMS, let me tell you"


21 posted on 08/15/2005 8:13:35 PM PDT by decal ("The Republic was not established by cowards, and cowards will not preserve it")
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To: wagglebee
****"I desperately wish that I had been president when the FBI and CIA finally confirmed, officially, that bin Laden was responsible for the attack on the U.S.S. Cole," ***

...you were!

22 posted on 08/15/2005 8:13:36 PM PDT by buckeyesrule (God bless Condi Rice!)
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To: wagglebee
"I always thought that bin Laden was a bigger threat than the Bush administration did," he told New York magazine.

Pathetic. A slimy grandstander. The man has no shame.

23 posted on 08/15/2005 8:13:55 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: wagglebee
CLINTON: If I only had one more day in office, I would have cured cancer, AIDS, poverty, global warming and found Jimmy Hoffa!!

CRONKITE: And that's the way it is...or could have been...or should have been...

24 posted on 08/15/2005 8:14:00 PM PDT by Rokurota (.)
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To: wagglebee

My, my, Bill must be in touch with the weather...


25 posted on 08/15/2005 8:14:02 PM PDT by LearsKent
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To: A CA Guy; wagglebee

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


26 posted on 08/15/2005 8:14:13 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (The presence of "peace" is the absence of opposition to socialism -- Marx)
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To: wagglebee
Pitiful. Clinton thinks his only mistake as POTUS was not splurging for a new blue dress. What happened to the rule that ex-presidents retire quietly? Carter and Bubba get worse by the month.
27 posted on 08/15/2005 8:14:15 PM PDT by Shqipo (Doing what I can to turn Maine back to Red.)
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To: wagglebee

People say how smart Bill Clinton is. Look who the dumba$$ married....

28 posted on 08/15/2005 8:14:23 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Get all the incumbents out of politics!)
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To: wagglebee
Ex-president Bill Clinton now says he would have taken out Osama bin Laden before the 9/11 attacks ..

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Yeah. He would have taken out Obama bin Laden if he could've found time in his busy schedule of slinging his DNA around the Oval Office.

29 posted on 08/15/2005 8:14:27 PM PDT by WideGlide (That light at the end of the tunnel might be a muzzle flash.)
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To: wagglebee

Delusional.


30 posted on 08/15/2005 8:14:27 PM PDT by NewYorker
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To: 50sDad

I can't tell you how many times I've expressed that exact sentiment


31 posted on 08/15/2005 8:14:30 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Liberals preach comity and practice calumny.)
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To: wagglebee

Yeah, sure Clinton! It would have gone just like your escapade in Somalia and Carter's in Iran.


32 posted on 08/15/2005 8:14:35 PM PDT by Americanexpat (A strong democracy through citizen oversight.)
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To: wagglebee

I guess the "Able Danger" revelation is bringing a little sweat to your brow there Billy Boy, eh?

Lying SOS.


33 posted on 08/15/2005 8:15:00 PM PDT by headstamp
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To: 50sDad

...n' save a few drops for Hilary's, too...


34 posted on 08/15/2005 8:15:32 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (**AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT IS NOT SO MUCH "WHO" WE STAND FOR, BUT RATHER "WHAT" WE STAND FOR**)
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To: wagglebee

Hey, if the American people believe this enabler of 911, they deserve everthing they get. And...believe me, they will enter a world of horrors they never, ever dreamed of!!! Wait until their babies get slaughtered like innocent Iraqi and Israeli children. Remember the 1500 years of the Roman Empire!!! It fell in exactly the same fashion as the USA is falling today. Bin Laden and his ilk are rubbing their hands and laughing their heads off at the American people who fall for the Clinton and Democrat/Liberal BS. America, you will be sorry!!! Of that much, I can assure you!!! What Bill Clinton is selling will make 911 look like a church Sunday School picnic.


35 posted on 08/15/2005 8:15:32 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: wagglebee
Lying SOB. He's a coward. He ran from Bin Laden for 8 loooooong years, and good men died.
Clinton is, and always has been, low life trash.
36 posted on 08/15/2005 8:15:53 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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To: wagglebee

37 posted on 08/15/2005 8:15:58 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("As a Muslim of course I am a terrorist"--Sheikh Omar Brooks, quoted in the London Times 8/7/05)
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To: wagglebee

Wasn't he offered the 'proverbial head on a platter' by one of the east African nations, but declined' as I recall?


38 posted on 08/15/2005 8:15:58 PM PDT by ZOTnot ('We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good'--Hillary, 6/28/2004.)
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To: wagglebee
Bill Clinton now says he would have taken out Osama bin Laden before the 9/11 attacks

H
e could have picked him up in Sudan if he thought he was so dangerous.

Clinton Let Bin Laden Slip Away and Metastasize
Sudan offered up the terrorist and data on his network. The then-president and his advisors didn't respond.

39 posted on 08/15/2005 8:16:00 PM PDT by gpapa (Voice of reason from the left coast)
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To: wagglebee

Of course he would have, we all would have. But he didn't. Stop lying when history can prove you wrong.


40 posted on 08/15/2005 8:16:15 PM PDT by justt bloomin
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To: isthisnickcool
Look who the dumba$$ married....

Which dumbass?

41 posted on 08/15/2005 8:16:22 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: okie01
"I always thought that bin Laden was a bigger threat than the Bush administration did," he told New York magazine.

Oh, really? Then why didn't you take one of the four opportunities to grab him when you had the chance? Oh, I'm sorry; the guy only grabbed interns when he was in office. Never mind.

42 posted on 08/15/2005 8:16:28 PM PDT by Uncle Vlad
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To: wagglebee

If Clinton had attached Afghanistan after the USS Cole bombing, Al Gore would be President right now...


43 posted on 08/15/2005 8:16:34 PM PDT by SunStar (Democrats piss me off!)
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To: NathanBookman

LOL!! Ain't that the truth!


44 posted on 08/15/2005 8:17:03 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: ZOTnot

see #26


45 posted on 08/15/2005 8:17:32 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (The presence of "peace" is the absence of opposition to socialism -- Marx)
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To: wagglebee
Great! Now he tells us. After eight years in the White House during which we were attacked how many times? And all Clintoon could muster was a cruise missile here and a cruise missile there hitting an aspirin factory, a camel's butt and the Chinese Embassy...wait! Did Clintoon think Bin Laden was hiding in the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade???
46 posted on 08/15/2005 8:18:07 PM PDT by Chgogal (Congressmen who willfully...during war...damage moral...should be arrested, exiled or..." Lincoln)
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To: wagglebee
Pitiful
47 posted on 08/15/2005 8:18:11 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Freedom of speech makes it much easier to spot the idiots." [Jay Lessig, 2/7/2005])
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To: wagglebee

"...Clinton: I Would Have Attacked Bin Laden..."

Then why didn't you, you lying, philandering POS? You had three oppurtunities to take posession of that murderer and you passed ALL THREE TIMES. After you were out of office, and I need to remind you that you ARE out of office, you admitted that you could havs and should have done that. Now, President Bush is still mucking your stall five and a half years later. Will you please just STFU and go away and let a man do a man's job. You surely didn't.


48 posted on 08/15/2005 8:18:11 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (ISLAM IS A CULT!!!!! IT MUST BE ERADICATED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH.)
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To: wagglebee

BS

If you had still been President we would still be waiting on the UN to decide what to do.


49 posted on 08/15/2005 8:18:18 PM PDT by Texas_Conservative2
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To: wagglebee

There's a reason FREEPERS call Slick Willie CLINTOCIO.


50 posted on 08/15/2005 8:18:20 PM PDT by nopardons
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