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The Report the CIA Didn't Want You to See (Bubba busted lying... again)
PMSNBC ^ | Aug 21, 2007 | Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball

Posted on 08/23/2007 4:10:39 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20381551/site/newsweek/

In September 2006, during a famous encounter with Fox News anchor Wallace, Clinton erupted in anger and waived his finger when asked about whether his administration had done enough to get bin Laden. “What did I do? What did I do?” Clinton said at one point. “I worked hard to try to kill him. I authorized a finding for the CIA to kill him. We contracted with people to kill him. I got closer to killing him than anybody has gotten since.”

Clinton appeared to have been referring to a December 1999 Memorandum of Notification (MON) he signed that authorized the CIA to use lethal force to capture, not kill, bin Laden. But the inspector general’s report made it clear that the agency never viewed the order as a license to “kill” bin Laden­one reason it never mounted more effective operations against him. “The restrictions in the authorities given the CIA with respect to bin Laden, while arguably, although ambiguously, relaxed for a period of time in late 1998 and early 1999, limited the range of permissible operations,” the report stated. (Scheuer agreed with the inspector general’s findings on this issue, but said if anything the report was overly diplomatic. “There was never any ambiguity,” he said. “None of those authorities ever allowed us to kill anyone. At least that’s what the CIA lawyers told us.” A spokesman for the former president had no immediate comment.)

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TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: 1999; 2008; abledanger; alqaeda; binladen; cia; clinton; clintonistas; enemywithin; hillary; hillary2008; hillaryscandals; isikoff; missedopportunity; osamabinladen; prequel; terror; wot; x42
Oops.
1 posted on 08/23/2007 4:10:41 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Names Ash Housewares
Clinton erupted in anger and waived his finger when asked about whether his administration had done enough to get bin Laden. “What did I do? What did I do?” Clinton said at one point. “I worked hard to try to kill him. I authorized a finding for the CIA to kill him. We contracted with people to kill him. I got closer to killing him than anybody has gotten since.”

Bill Clinton: ooops, caught lying again, dear me!

Notice that we were not deluged with leaks from within the CIA (or statements from former CIA types) last fall after Clinton engaged in lies and cover-ups that many dozens of agency personnel knew to be false.

Notice that the MSM failed utterly to pursue Clinton's fraudulent statements, even though everyone knew at the time it was all a crock of pigeon poop (I am thinking that the collapsed MN bridge that was coated in so much pigeon poop is a good metaphor for the lies of the Clintonistas).
2 posted on 08/23/2007 4:20:55 PM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: Names Ash Housewares
“The restrictions in the authorities given the CIA with respect to bin Laden. . . limited the range of permissible operations,” the report stated.
“There was never any ambiguity,” he (Scheuer) said. “None of those authorities ever allowed us to kill anyone. At least that’s what the CIA lawyers told us.” A spokesman for the former president (Clinton)had no immediate comment.
3 posted on 08/23/2007 4:21:52 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: Names Ash Housewares

As one contributor’s tag line so eloquently put it,

“Al Qaeda grew while Monica blew”.


4 posted on 08/23/2007 4:22:19 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Names Ash Housewares
Klintoon lying?

SAY IT AIN'T SO, JOE!

5 posted on 08/23/2007 4:26:45 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: Names Ash Housewares
Clinton a lier?? Whoodathunk??
6 posted on 08/23/2007 4:35:35 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Yep, Rush talked about this for the last 2 days.


7 posted on 08/23/2007 4:37:13 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: beethovenfan

You don’t blow a fuse at Fox News anchor Wallace like that, unless he hit a REAL sore spot. The man is a gentle as a puppy dog.


8 posted on 08/23/2007 4:37:57 PM PDT by BerryDingle
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To: Names Ash Housewares

thanks for posting...I’ve printed it out for reading later tonight...

Here’s the link to the print-out version:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20381551/site/newsweek/page/0/


9 posted on 08/23/2007 4:39:57 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Clinton lying...it’s like a bird flying. Nothing new.


10 posted on 08/23/2007 4:41:36 PM PDT by TruthWillWin
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To: BerryDingle

11 posted on 08/23/2007 4:42:18 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?)
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To: Names Ash Housewares
The Report the CIA Didn't Want You to See (Bubba busted lying... again)

In other news, the sun rose in the East today..

12 posted on 08/23/2007 4:48:34 PM PDT by Wil H (Islam translates to "submission", not "peace" - you can figure out the rest.)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

When I read your summary, I was thinking “Mikey Isikoff wrote this? Isn’t he worried about preserving access to the next Clinton Administration?” Then I read the whole thing and could see that Mikey buried most of the appropriate negative conclusions of Bubba.

But some other things become clear reading this:

1. President Bush really was “taken” when he left so many Clintonistas in leadership posisitons in NSA and the CIA... all of whom have proven to apparently be inept at best and maybe working against our interests in a worst case reading.

2. President Bush has a big flaw in being so loyal to his “inner circle”. Giving George Tenet the Medal of Honor (or whatever “highest honor” it was) is like giving Bubba a Nobel Peace Prize for his work pursuing peace with the Palestinians — it was a complete JOKE. The guy should have been fired the day after 9/11.

3. The 9-11 Commission was filled with political hacks who were just looking to cover their own sorry butts — yes, Ms. Gorelick, I’m talking about you.

What a sorry piece of our history the Clinton Administration, and especially the CIA and our National Intelligence efforts, have proven to be. But, oh yeah: he balanced the budget.


13 posted on 08/23/2007 4:50:19 PM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("You ask, 'What is our aim?' I can answer in one word: VICTORY - victory - at all costs...")
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To: Names Ash Housewares

A pitiful man with a pitiful wife, a pitiful Attorney General and a pitiful CIA.


14 posted on 08/23/2007 4:56:05 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: COBOL2Java

Youtube link to the Clinton-Wallace interview:

http://youtube.com/results?search_query=clinton-wallace&search=Search


15 posted on 08/23/2007 5:15:25 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Names Ash Housewares

But Hayden’s NSA apparently wouldn’t share the transcripts with the CIA, which was responsible for tracking Al Qaeda operatives overseas. The NSA’s “unwillingness to share raw SIGINT transcripts with CIA…made it more difficult for CTC [the Counter-Terrorism Center] to perform its mission against Al Qaeda,” the report stated. (The NSA also snubbed the FBI, whose job it was to hunt down terrorist operatives within the United States.)

&&&
Typical liberal lies! These agencies were prohibited from sharing data. Remember Gorelick’s wall???


16 posted on 08/23/2007 5:26:03 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Duncan Hunter in 2008!)
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To: Names Ash Housewares
Image hosted by Photobucket.com

OHhhh WOe is me...
why's everybody always pickin on ME???

17 posted on 08/23/2007 5:44:39 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: beethovenfan

“Clinton lied, bin Laden didn’t die!”


18 posted on 08/23/2007 5:47:55 PM PDT by ConservativeMajority (John Kerry - traitor then, traitor now)
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To: ConservativeMajority

BUMP!


19 posted on 08/23/2007 6:28:22 PM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: LiteKeeper

It be SO!


20 posted on 08/23/2007 6:49:37 PM PDT by JOE6PAK (blithering intellectual.)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

21 posted on 08/23/2007 6:50:47 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (NY Times: "fake but accurate")
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To: Names Ash Housewares
.I did not have sex with bin laden
22 posted on 08/23/2007 6:53:40 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (NY Times: "fake but accurate")
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To: Names Ash Housewares

The only news here are the authors and the publication.


23 posted on 08/25/2007 11:34:53 AM PDT by dervish (Pvt. Beauchamp came pre-dehumanized.)
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