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Bill Clinton On 9/10/01: ‘I Could Have Killed’ Bin Laden
Daily Caller ^ | 7/31/2014 | Tristyn Bloom

Posted on 07/31/2014 12:34:29 PM PDT by bkopto

Just hours before the planes crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, former president Bill Clinton was in Australia telling businessmen that he “could have killed” Osama Bin Laden during his presidency, but chose not to, MSNBC reports.

“I nearly got him,” he says on newly-released recordings of the September 10 meeting. “And I could have killed him, but I would have to destroy a little town called Kandahar in Afghanistan and kill 300 innocent women and children, and then I would have been no better than him. And so I didn’t do it.”

Michael Kroger, one of the businessmen in the meeting who released the recording on Wednesday, said the audio had simply been forgotten about until now.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Extended News; US: District of Columbia; US: New York; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: billclinton; binladen; missedopportunity; osamabinladen; x42

1 posted on 07/31/2014 12:34:29 PM PDT by bkopto
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To: bkopto

bill clinton vying with obama for the “everything is about me” title.


2 posted on 07/31/2014 12:36:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: bkopto

The way I heard the story, he was golfing, and couldn’t be bothered, even though aides told him it was a narrow opportunity window.

Anyone else remember this?


3 posted on 07/31/2014 12:38:53 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: bkopto

Oops.


4 posted on 07/31/2014 12:40:37 PM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline for lease)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
The way I heard the story, he was golfing, and couldn’t be bothered, even though aides told him it was a narrow opportunity window.

Anyone else remember this?

That's from Buzz Patterson's book: "Dereliction of Duty".

TS

5 posted on 07/31/2014 12:41:12 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: bkopto

Yeah, Bill Clinton could have been a great president. He is a political genius and he read every biography of every president he could get his hands on. However, he chose the side of the lesser angels. When good and honest historians in the future compare him to all the other presidents, he will be deemed about the worst. Obama will be noted as the worst.


6 posted on 07/31/2014 12:41:38 PM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: bkopto
Bill Clinton Loses It in Chris Wallace Interview Over bin Laden ...
7 posted on 07/31/2014 12:42:07 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: The Shrew

Thanks. What’s the under/over on accuracy?


8 posted on 07/31/2014 12:42:09 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I remember that as well....but this is audio proof that he didn’t kill him. Don’t matter for what reason.


9 posted on 07/31/2014 12:43:13 PM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I remember when a book came out, after 9/11, and he denied he was given an opportunity. Hannity, I recall, kept it going, almost nightly, with his “silver platter” talking point.

Well the tape refutes Clinton’s denial. But what else is new? He’s a professional liar.


10 posted on 07/31/2014 12:46:29 PM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline for lease)
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To: bkopto

Make yourself useful and go get us some coffee, Slick.


11 posted on 07/31/2014 12:47:20 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
If he "did everything he responsibly could" to kill bin Laden, why was Sandy Berger stealing documents from the archives? What information was in those documents? What's in the 28 missing pages from the 9/11 report?

We really need to know.

12 posted on 07/31/2014 12:53:55 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Servant of the Cross

OMG! The nose! I needed that laugh today!


13 posted on 07/31/2014 12:55:12 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: TigersEye

hehehe


14 posted on 07/31/2014 12:57:09 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: Pearls Before Swine
The "Dereliction of Duty" take is dead on based upon what I know of Buzz Patterson. I don't think these two events are the same, FWIW.

TS

15 posted on 07/31/2014 12:57:39 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
[The way I heard the story, he was golfing, and couldn’t be bothered, even though aides told him it was a narrow opportunity window. Anyone else remember this?]

I know in one case Clinton stopped a planned cruise missile strike on OBL because he was encamped in the desert with some Saudi royals and Clinton was afraid of killing Saudi VIP’s.

16 posted on 07/31/2014 1:00:35 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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17 posted on 07/31/2014 1:02:16 PM PDT by dancusa (Molon Labe)
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To: dancusa

take the lens cover off please


18 posted on 07/31/2014 1:03:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Slyfox

“He is a political genius and he read every biography of every president he could get his hands on.”

Precisely the kind of person who I personally wouldn’t want as a President. I give Clinton credit for getting through the difficult time he did in his youth (losing his father in a car accident, defending his mother from her abusive alcoholic husband, etc.), but his willingness later in his life to use people for his own gain is not indicative of the kind of person who I want to see in the White House.


19 posted on 07/31/2014 1:08:10 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: GeronL

Yup.


20 posted on 07/31/2014 1:11:55 PM PDT by dancusa (Molon Labe)
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To: bkopto

If Bubba knew Stretch was in and around Kandahar, it seems unfair to assume he couldn’t have figured out when Stretch was away from town and populated areas and sent in someone or something to terminate him. I mean, if he really wanted to.

You’d think that at some point Bubba would have learned to keep his diarrheic gob shut.


21 posted on 07/31/2014 1:16:25 PM PDT by RichInOC (An erect Bill Clinton has no conscience.)
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To: bkopto

I nearly got him? Bill was on the mission when he called himself to “stand down”?


22 posted on 07/31/2014 1:17:59 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: The Shrew
Yes, and I still have the book.
23 posted on 07/31/2014 1:20:07 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: bkopto

Clinton (both of them) are lying grifters. So what else is new?


24 posted on 07/31/2014 1:22:08 PM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: bkopto

Yeah, Bill ya’ coulda’ but ya’didn’t. Ya coulda’ given that whore in the oval offace a pass but ya’ didn’t....wait, what was ya’ point?


25 posted on 07/31/2014 1:23:06 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: bkopto
To quote someone you know Bill, "Shoulda, coulda, woulda.".

26 posted on 07/31/2014 1:30:00 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: bkopto

Why is it that all Democrats have s—t oozing out of their nose and ears?


27 posted on 07/31/2014 1:30:03 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: bkopto

Well gee,
isn’t Clintoons Arkancides toll about 300 at this point?
Course you may have to add Hill and Bill for that total.
Can you say Fort Marcy Park??


28 posted on 07/31/2014 1:30:23 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: bkopto

I’d rank this claim up there along with Hillary landing under enemy fire.

At this point, what difference does it make, ya peckerhead?!


29 posted on 07/31/2014 1:30:27 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: bkopto

I was just thinking that we haven’t heard from the jarrett position, al zawahiri, any time lately.


30 posted on 07/31/2014 1:30:48 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: bkopto; All

So is this related to the “28 pages” that Beck has a Congressman on asking to release ( is this is Clintonian Preemptive soundbite ) and what did Sandy Berger stuff down his pants? IMHO they are trying to soften or make the release a non-event...


31 posted on 07/31/2014 1:43:43 PM PDT by taildragger (Not my Circus, Not my Monkey ( Boy does that apply to DC...))
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To: bkopto

Just wanted to clarify my post #29.

I was calling Bubba a peckerhead, not you. ;)


32 posted on 07/31/2014 1:53:19 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: exit82

I wasn’t confused as there is no way BJ Clinton could not be described as such! Thanks!


33 posted on 07/31/2014 3:33:08 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: bkopto
I wonder if this was documented in the secret documents Sandy Berger stole ?

I wonder if some reporter will ask Hillary if she agreed with her husband's decision?
34 posted on 07/31/2014 3:40:06 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: bkopto

Clinton was too busy getting his “knob” polished in the Oval Office to care about Bin Laden or any other threat to the United States of America.


35 posted on 08/01/2014 12:33:49 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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