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Clinton Haunted by Failure to Get bin Laden
NewsMax.com ^ | Tuesday Sept. 25, 2001; 5:24 p.m. EDT | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 09/25/2001 3:25:05 PM PDT by Jean S

Acting like a man who knows he has much to answer for, ex-president Bill Clinton is seeking out anyone and everyone who will listen to explain that the World Trade Center disaster that killed 7,000 Americans wasn't his fault.

After telling Fox News Channel's Brian Kilmeade, NBC's Tom Brokaw and countless private audiences over the last two weeks that he did everything he could to nail prime suspect Osama bin Laden, Clinton has taken to accosting total strangers on the street to offer his excuses.

One such New Yorker is Saul Finkelstein, who says he was corralled by the suddenly guilt-ridden ex-prez Saturday while out for a bike ride with his sons.

For a full 15 minutes the ex-Commander-in-Chief unburdened himself to Finkelstein, who reported the episode to the Washington Post's Lloyd Grove.

"In 1998, the U.S. Navy launched a series of cruise missile attacks," Clinton insisted to the stranger. "We missed him by an hour."

He seemed to want the passerby to understand that if President Bush succeeds where he failed, it won't be because Bush tried any harder.

"The president can't say this," Clinton reportedly explained, "but it will not be that difficult to get bin Laden [today] because unlike in 1998.... the U.S. will have the cooperation of surrounding countries."

By comparison, he said, his task was more difficult because he had to "fight this guy from 1,000 miles away."

The bottom line, Finkelstein said, was that Clinton wanted him to understand that "what happened on Sept. 11 could in no way be traced to some failure on his administration's part."


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1 posted on 09/25/2001 3:25:06 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: JeanS
Obubba Been Laiden should be more concerned about his failure as a human being.
2 posted on 09/25/2001 3:28:03 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: JeanS
"The president can't say this," Clinton reportedly explained, "but it will not be that difficult to get bin Laden [today] because unlike in 1998.... the U.S. will have the cooperation of surrounding countries."

And maybe also because Bush won't be distaracted by taking polls, chasing interns, and defending himself in impeachment proceedings.

3 posted on 09/25/2001 3:29:13 PM PDT by The Other Harry
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To: JeanS
Is this for real? How pathetic he is.
4 posted on 09/25/2001 3:30:59 PM PDT by mancini
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To: JeanS
You know, it really hard to take definitive action with an intern's face stuck in your trousers.
5 posted on 09/25/2001 3:31:39 PM PDT by Hodar
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To: JeanS
Sorry Billy the whole country knows you were more interested in getting hummers then bin Laden
6 posted on 09/25/2001 3:34:09 PM PDT by tophat9000
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To: mancini
Check out Lloyd Grove's column from today's Washington Post:

House 'Intelligence'?

7 posted on 09/25/2001 3:35:29 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: JeanS
What *&%$ing difference does it make?
8 posted on 09/25/2001 3:36:18 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: JeanS
Clinton is lying through his teeth. He stated on another channel, the same day that the info they had was considered too old by several weeks and that is why they held off.
9 posted on 09/25/2001 3:37:26 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: AmericaUnited
held off.=missed
10 posted on 09/25/2001 3:38:27 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: JeanS
Did he have his pants on when you saw him?
11 posted on 09/25/2001 3:39:10 PM PDT by paul51
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To: JeanS
I think this is the most positive thing I've read about Clinton in the past year or so. It suggests the poor fellow really does have a conscience after all. I'll add him to my prayer list.
12 posted on 09/25/2001 3:40:32 PM PDT by ArcLight
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To: JeanS
I don't suppose there's any chance he's suicidal, is there?
13 posted on 09/25/2001 3:41:30 PM PDT by clintonh8r
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To: paul51
Does he, perhaps, protest too much?
14 posted on 09/25/2001 3:41:52 PM PDT by In mourning for six years
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To: JeanS
clinton sounds like someone who is losing his mind . . . we can only hope he never finds it.
15 posted on 09/25/2001 3:42:00 PM PDT by mancini
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To: JeanS
A fitting legacy for this piece of trash...and he knows it will be his most lasting legacy. And it's killing him.
16 posted on 09/25/2001 3:43:04 PM PDT by Pharmboy
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To: Paul Atreides
Never send a sleazy lawyer to do a soldier's job.
17 posted on 09/25/2001 3:43:16 PM PDT by Lexington Green
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To: mancini
How pathetic he is.

Right you are, sort of. In my estimation, the word pathetic isn't adequate enough to describe what he is.

Methinks his guilty conscience is getting to him.</strike out>

Oops, I forgot. He has no conscience.

18 posted on 09/25/2001 3:44:50 PM PDT by Hoosier Patriot
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To: JeanS
Speak loudly and carry a bent twig.

Clinton's final gift?

DEC.18, 2000-ELECTORAL COLLEGE elects GEORGE W. BUSH.

DEC.20, 2000-CLINTON ADMINISTRATION gives Afghanistan 30 day ULTIMATUM..until-

JAN.20, 2001...INAUGERATION DAY for PRESIDENT BUSH.


I heard Rush say that xxx42 waylaid a prominent liberal lawyer who was riding his bike with his son. ImPotus spent 15 minutes telling this lawyer how hard he worked for the American people to fight terrorism, then later sent an e-mail with more spin. I guess the lawyer blabbed because Rush read it from a news source. Give him enough rope..
19 posted on 09/25/2001 3:45:36 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: ArcLight
I think this is the most positive thing I've read about Clinton in the past year or so. It suggests the poor fellow really does have a conscience after all. I'll add him to my prayer list.

The poor fellow does not have a conscience. He is lying again. There are two countries that Bill Clinton wants to see destroyed. One is Israel, the other, is the USA. Deep down inside, he probably supports these terrorists. They, and he, are looking to destroy America. He has no conscience.

20 posted on 09/25/2001 3:45:55 PM PDT by Mark17
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To: JeanS
Guilt is a powerful thing. It has -- happily -- made a shell of a man of Vietnam era Pentagon "Whiz Kid," Robert McNamara who tells us -- NOW, after 58,000 Americans perished in the stinking jungles of SE Asia -- that he KNEW the war was WRONG but DID NOTHING to try to stop it.

I would have said "guilty conscience" but THIS Clymer Clinton was either born WITHOUT one, had it surgically removed or perhaps let it slip through his Willie during one of his pathetic few thousand out-of-wedlock orgasms.

He needs to JUST GO AWAY -- and take the former first bitch with him.

21 posted on 09/25/2001 3:46:58 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: JeanS
Bill Clinton hates it now that he is substatially persona non gratia. He can't get over the fact that he can't see the reflection of his god-like sunshine in the faces of the adoring masses.
22 posted on 09/25/2001 3:47:54 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Paul Atreides
(This is not original with me):

Ol' Bubba Been Lyin'

23 posted on 09/25/2001 3:47:58 PM PDT by DC Ripper
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To: JeanS
by the suddenly guilt-ridden ex-prez

Bill: "Maybe I'll hide behind this mask....no one will notice me."

Hill: "Nope, but they'll notice my trademark pantsuit."

24 posted on 09/25/2001 3:48:14 PM PDT by chemicalman
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To: The Other Harry
Exactly, Harry. Well said.

His behavior since 12 noon, January 20th, 2001 has been deplorable, despicable, embarrassing for the country, and generally intolerable. I thank God he's only mortal.
25 posted on 09/25/2001 3:48:19 PM PDT by RightlySo
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To: ArcLight
I'll add him to my prayer list.

One list per customer, I've already got him on a different list.

26 posted on 09/25/2001 3:48:28 PM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: JeanS
Democrat historians have tried to blame Calvin Coolidge's inattention for the depths of the Great Depression. All historians will blame Clinton's obliviousness for the current terrorism horrors.
27 posted on 09/25/2001 3:48:37 PM PDT by KellyAdmirer
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To: JeanS,Alamo-Girl
LOL at the impeached x42.

bin laden is just one of Billy Boys crimes against the US.

28 posted on 09/25/2001 3:49:07 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: JeanS
"because unlike in 1998.... the U.S. will have the cooperation of surrounding countries."

Well, Grasshopper, that would be because someone really is "working as hard as he can" to make it happen. If you DO right, you don't have to MAKE IT RIGHT.

29 posted on 09/25/2001 3:49:12 PM PDT by Joan_of_Argghh!
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To: Paul Atreides
Obubba Been Laiden should be more concerned about his failure as a human being.

This is impossible. To succeed as a human being, all one has to do is BE. Human. Being. Get it?

BTW, chuckles at the OBL name. Clever.

30 posted on 09/25/2001 3:50:12 PM PDT by savedbygrace
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To: ArcLight
>>I think this is the most positive thing I've read about Clinton in the past year or so. It suggests the poor fellow really does have a conscience after all. <<

BWAHAAAHAAAAHAAA...etc.....

Oh, you kid.

31 posted on 09/25/2001 3:50:26 PM PDT by DC Ripper
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To: JeanS
The only thing Clinton is hiding is the the new washroom location replacing the one at the white house.
32 posted on 09/25/2001 3:50:29 PM PDT by CHICAGOFARMER (lawjj2@allways.net)
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To: JeanS
Clinton Haunted by Failure to Get bin Laden.

Clinton also haunted by:

Treason
Selling his office for campaign donations.
Entire life history of personal conduct
Two term limit.
Blue Dress preservation
The fact that we still have him pegged.

33 posted on 09/25/2001 3:51:01 PM PDT by KC Burke
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To: paul51
Man you guy's are harsh... The man is just that... a man, not a super-hero/super villan, he's not the one who was out getting inelegance, or firing the missiles, but he's the one everyone comes down on. How much do you think weighs on his shoulders already? besides even if he had gotten Bin Laden, do you really think that would have stopped what happened? My guess would be that that would have sped up the attacks. I'm not defending him for what he did or didn't do or if his pants were on or off (because he's the only man to ever cheat on his wife right, or the only president for that matter) but how would you take it if a big part of the country was pointing the finger at you and saying it's your fault? I blame the airlines more then anything else, or maybe we should blame, here is an outrageous thought... the people that did it?
34 posted on 09/25/2001 3:51:29 PM PDT by Nouge
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To: JeanS
I wish he would walk up to me and start talking.I would have to tell him that I know he is a pathilogical liar and I cannot believe a word he says so save your breath..

Then I would tell him that he made me ashamed to be a american for the first and only time in my life.Bill,you are a vile,evil,and despicable human being but God says to pray for you so I pray that you repent, tell the nation the truth about everything and ask God and the people to forgive you.

35 posted on 09/25/2001 3:52:01 PM PDT by winodog
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To: JeanS
I hope he feels guilty about Kosovo, too. The ETHNIC ALBANIANS have been naughty little boys lately. For victory & freedom!!!
36 posted on 09/25/2001 3:53:33 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy
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To: Nouge
Thank you, Nouge. Well said. My utter contempt for Clinton notwithstanding, he didn't do this.
37 posted on 09/25/2001 3:54:38 PM PDT by ArcLight
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To: tophat9000
he did everything he could to nail prime suspect Osama bin Laden

but had to settle for nailing a few White House staffers. "I shot a $2 million missile at Osama, but only hit an empty $10 tent and a camel's butt. It wasn't mah fault. I tried, but got distracted and hand to run to the sink. It's the girl's fault."

38 posted on 09/25/2001 3:55:11 PM PDT by mountaineer
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To: Nouge
How much do you think weighs on his shoulders already?

See post #33.

39 posted on 09/25/2001 3:55:13 PM PDT by Hoosier Patriot
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To: JeanS
Will somebody please tell him that is isn't always just about him! Sheesh. (Oh, btw, I think he and his wifey are to blame for much of this in more ways than one.)
40 posted on 09/25/2001 3:55:43 PM PDT by BlueHorseShoe
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To: Dick Bachert
sinkEmperor is running from the truth he's afraid the American people are going to discover about him, so he lies and layers a few more lies on top of that, and enlists liberal pukes to pass his crap along to the public. X42 set this nation up for the 9/1 horror as sure as if he had consulted with bin Whataload, and his criminal enterprise party aided abd abetted him in order to increase their money and power. This rewriting history with the sycophantic crap like written in this article must be exposed for the bullsh!t it is and rejected every time it arises. Bill Clinton is a traitor. Never forget.
41 posted on 09/25/2001 3:55:46 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: JeanS
Pathetic is the only word that comes to mind. And he "unburdens himself" to a guy with a last name straight out of a Borscht Belt joke book. Yow!
42 posted on 09/25/2001 3:56:22 PM PDT by Revolting cat!
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To: JeanS
What is this? Where Condit is concerned no one is in charge?
43 posted on 09/25/2001 3:56:43 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: JeanS
"If you took Sammy Sosa off the Cubs, they would still win a lot of games."

And this guy is supposed to be intelligent; what an asswipe! Too bad he didn't write his own speeches; that would have shortened his stay and our pain.

bin Laden probably felt sorry for the US during the Clinton reign; thought we were retarded, and had suffered enough with all of the Bubba bombing we'd been subjected to. He waited for someone he respected enough to hate to unleash hell.

44 posted on 09/25/2001 3:56:47 PM PDT by Aedammair
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To: chemicalman
That's Mayor Guiliani, not BC. I thought you'd wanna know.
45 posted on 09/25/2001 3:57:03 PM PDT by savedbygrace
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To: JeanS
You forgot the "BARF ALERT".
46 posted on 09/25/2001 3:58:02 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: JeanS
"He gets the title shot outdoors in the ball park - and what do I get? A one-way ticket to Palookaville… You don't understand! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am. Let's face it…"

"On the Waterfront" 1954

47 posted on 09/25/2001 3:58:24 PM PDT by dead
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To: Nouge
Oh, wise one...let us not forget the man who LEFT THE COUNTRY during the VietNam war, who "loathed the military," who gutted the military and dismantled U.S. intelligence and was getting a BJ from Monica at the very moment Yassar Arafat was waiting to meet with him in the Rose Garden.

What about the time, right after Waco, when he passes the buck and said, "You better ask Janet Reno about that."

Perhaps you need a refresher course on American History since January 20th, 1993.

48 posted on 09/25/2001 3:58:42 PM PDT by DC Ripper
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To: DC Ripper
I'm not making an opinion on what he did right or wrong, I'm not saying he's a good or bad pres, I'm just making the point that this act couldn't have been the fault of one man... besides what about the people that took away our human intelligence? That scares me more then knowing our leader is getting sucked off in the oval office.
50 posted on 09/25/2001 4:03:27 PM PDT by Nouge
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