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Bill Clinton, Hours Before 9/11 Attacks: 'I Could Have Killed' Osama bin Laden
ABC News ^ | 8/1 | Dan Good

Posted on 08/01/2014 1:06:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Hours before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, former President Bill Clinton told an audience in Australia about his missed chance to kill attack mastermind Osama bin Laden, according to audio released this week.

Clinton was speaking at a business meeting in Melbourne when the topic turned to terrorism.

“I’m just saying, you know, if I were Osama bin Laden ... He’s a very smart guy. I spent a lot of time thinking about him. And I nearly got him once,” Clinton said in the audio, which was recorded by former Liberal Party head Michael Kroger and aired by Sky News.

“I nearly got him. And I could have killed him, but I would have had 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; alqaeda; binladen; clinton; manhunt; missedopportunity; obl; x42
Didn't he have bin Laden in Sudan and Kosovo?
1 posted on 08/01/2014 1:06:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

No one bothered to mention hearing Bubba say this when we got hit the next day?


2 posted on 08/01/2014 1:07:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: nickcarraway

“Are there no men left in Washington?”


3 posted on 08/01/2014 1:09:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Dig through the old files


4 posted on 08/01/2014 1:09:43 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: a fool in paradise

There is also other audio of him saying another country had OBL in custody and he made some excuse why we couldn’t hold him.


5 posted on 08/01/2014 1:10:35 PM PDT by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: CommieCutter

Just saying that Clinton might have done the right thing if it weren’t for the advice of Madeline Albright. He was merely a grifter out for himself. He didn’t hate America.


6 posted on 08/01/2014 1:13:22 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Pikachu_Dad
Dig through the old files

Sandy Burger already did that, stuffed them in his pants and socks.

7 posted on 08/01/2014 1:16:27 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Check with Chelsea’s dad, webster.


8 posted on 08/01/2014 1:16:38 PM PDT by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Prove it, Clinton apologist.


9 posted on 08/01/2014 1:19:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Vigilanteman

Perhaps. Albright was one of the biggest disasters of an SoS in history, but quickly handed the title over to Hillary and now Kerry.

Clinton was not anti-American like Obama is. Even his narcissism paled by comparison. The only way in which Clinton really surpasses Obama is in his sexual escapades, and at least then he was hetero.


10 posted on 08/01/2014 1:23:28 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: nickcarraway
Didn't he have bin Laden in Sudan and Kosovo?

Dick Polman of the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote in 2002 that Clinton “spurned Sudan’s offer [in 1996] to hand over bin Laden because the United States lacked enough evidence to indict him.”

"Mr. Richard Clarke, Mr. Sandy Berger, President Clinton are lying about the opportunities they had to kill Osama bin Laden. That's the plain truth, the exact truth." Michael Scheuer, a 22-year veteran of the CIA

newsbusters.org

11 posted on 08/01/2014 1:26:15 PM PDT by Daaave ("The flesh eating jinn of Komari.")
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To: nickcarraway
I've heard that Clinton/Administration efforts to boot him from the Sudan might have been the impetus for the 9/11 attacks.

Allegedly, UBL was minding his own business, growing sunflowers, when he was expelled, sans compensation for his business.

Now, whether he was really retiring from terrorism, or planning and organizing attacks is another question.

12 posted on 08/01/2014 1:30:18 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: a fool in paradise
Well, he did claim that he knew it was UBL when he heard about the attacks.

Naturally, it was his legal counsel that happened to be with him at the time, unable to contradict if asked...

I was so ticked off at Bush from expediting Bubba's return to the US (he was Down Under) when air travel was suspended.

Didn't Bush have more immediate and important things to concern himself with?

13 posted on 08/01/2014 1:35:09 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: nickcarraway
See post #10. I'm no apologist for the dirtbag. Just saying that he is more loyal to the Clintons than an ideology. He occasional would do something right for political reasons. Welfare reform, for example.
14 posted on 08/01/2014 1:35:40 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: CommieCutter

Yes, and they offered to give OBL to Clintoon, who refused


15 posted on 08/01/2014 1:42:57 PM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: Vigilanteman

“He was merely a grifter out for himself. He didn’t hate America.”

That seems accurate


16 posted on 08/01/2014 1:44:30 PM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: nickcarraway

I remember Monsoor Ijaz on Fox stating
he personally knew of 4 and technically 6
times Clinton refused to take him out.

17 posted on 08/01/2014 1:48:54 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t like Clinton, I never liked Clinton, but I’m not going to pile on this. I’m pretty sure if he’d known 9/11 was going to happen, he’d have gone ahead and bombed the village.


18 posted on 08/01/2014 2:18:09 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: A_perfect_lady

The issue is that his weakness and indecision as Commander in Chief cost lives, not that he deliberately allowed the attack to take place as a strategy.


19 posted on 08/01/2014 2:56:10 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: A_perfect_lady

No he wouldn’t. Shortly after 9/11 he was in europe blaming the United States and George Bush. The democrat party under control of the clintons went on the attack against America. It backfired when obama manage to get elected over Hillary as the party members became sick of the clintons. (not of their actions against America)


20 posted on 08/01/2014 2:57:07 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: minnesota_bound

I’m sure the billion from the House of Saud assuaged his guilt feelings.


21 posted on 08/01/2014 3:06:01 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: minnesota_bound

Oh. Well, to hell with him, then.


22 posted on 08/01/2014 3:06:03 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: BenLurkin
“Are there no men left in Washington?”

No, Massoud, not one.

23 posted on 08/01/2014 3:09:44 PM PDT by Flag_This (You can't spell "treason" without the "O".)
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To: CommieCutter

Didn’t Syria have OBL in their crosshairs, called BC and he just rubbed his chin and went , “Mmmmmmmmmmmmm....”?


24 posted on 08/01/2014 3:17:30 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Dr. Ursus

I think the Saudi’s and the others in the mideast own many US and British politicians.


25 posted on 08/01/2014 3:37:22 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: nickcarraway

1. Was the level of attention Bubba has been receiving of late proving inadequate?

2. An observation, apropos of nothing much: No U. S. military person was ordered into harms way or risked injury or death at the hands of an armed adversary as a direct consequence of an order emanating from C-in-C Clinton. I’m a bit surprised that he has not made this point. (The Kosovo dust-up was “farmed out” to NATO).


26 posted on 08/01/2014 4:00:31 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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Oh, little town of Kandahar,
how still we see thee lay,
with OBL inside a house,
the bombs are on the way...

27 posted on 08/01/2014 5:03:04 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Kerry, as Obama's plenipotentiary, is a paradox - the physical presence of a geopolitical absence")
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To: A_perfect_lady
I’m pretty sure if he’d known 9/11 was going to happen,

What exactly did Sandy Bergler [sic] destroy? Bush's fault Berger didn't get what he deserved.

28 posted on 08/01/2014 9:07:27 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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