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    Re: Bill Clinton: "I could have killed" Osama bin Laden.

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    Re: Bill Clinton: "I could have killed" Osama bin Laden.

    If Clinton had intelligence that OBL was creating 9/11 style attacks directed at the US and there might be civilians as collateral damage.....judgment call.

    If he knew OBL was very bad, capable of a lot, but no intelligence indicating imminent attack, I think the collateral damage (civilians) becomes less acceptable.

    When did the "OB determined to attack the US" memo come out?

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    Re: Bill Clinton: "I could have killed" Osama bin Laden.

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
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    Read the full story HERE.
    I'm blonde so I confuse easily, but what exactly was Clinton's reason to share this anecdote with Australian businessmen anyway?

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    Re: Bill Clinton: "I could have killed" Osama bin Laden.

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    You guys are so desperately partisan it's hilarious. I can't believe you guys are in here basically backing the slaughter of 300 innocent people in a single strike to preemptively take down Osama bin Laden when 9/11 would still have happened being that he didn't even orchestrate it. Osama's role in 9/11 was being in charge of al qaeda when 9/11 happened and gave it his approval to happen. He didn't make it up. So 9/11 would most likely still have happened.

    You insane partisans for the laughs.
    I don't know if these 300 people were innocent since they were living inside an Al Qaeda training camp.

    But you are correct about Bin Laden, he just signed off on the 9-11 attacks. The mastermind "the principal architect of the 9/11 attacks" and oversaw the mission was Khalid Sheikh Mohammed who was captured in 2003 and sent to GITMO. The same Al Qaeda leader who the CIA waterborded and so many got their panties all wadded up over.

    By 2003 Osama bin Laden was forced into retirement. He was to hot for Al Qaeda and the Bush administration had already seized his assets, Al Qaeda no longer needed Osama. Old terrorist never die, they just fade away.
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    Re: Bill Clinton: "I could have killed" Osama bin Laden.

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    You guys are so desperately partisan it's hilarious. I can't believe you guys are in here basically backing the slaughter of 300 innocent people in a single strike to preemptively take down Osama bin Laden
    I am not certain what incidence Clinton is specifically describing in that speech. But I know he was offered more chances than that to end UBL, and passed on all of them.

    As for 300 innocent people...... I am..... doubtful.

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    Re: Bill Clinton: "I could have killed" Osama bin Laden.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    While I can understand why he didn't at the time, I doubt if knowing now what he did then if he'd pass up the opportunity.
    Would you murder innocent people to stop murder?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Bill Clinton: "I could have killed" Osama bin Laden.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I am not certain what incidence Clinton is specifically describing in that speech. But I know he was offered more chances than that to end UBL, and passed on all of them.

    As for 300 innocent people...... I am..... doubtful.
    You know that? You work for the CIA or something?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Bill Clinton: "I could have killed" Osama bin Laden.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    9/11 was a DECADE in the making, killing Osama wouldn't have prevented 9/11 Jesus with the hyperbole.
    Do you know what caused Bin Laden to believe that Al Qaeda could attack America on it's own soil (9-11-01) and believing that America's response would be no more than launching a hundred or so Tomahawk cruise missiles ?

    It's all there in Osama bin Laden's 1996 first Fatwa.

    >" But your most disgraceful case was in Somalia; where- after vigorous propaganda about the power of the USA and its post cold war leadership of the new world order- you moved tens of thousands of international force, including twenty eight thousands American solders into Somalia. However, when tens of your solders were killed in minor battles and one American Pilot was dragged in the streets of Mogadishu you left the area carrying disappointment, humiliation, defeat and your dead with you. Clinton appeared in front of the whole world threatening and promising revenge , but these threats were merely a preparation for withdrawal. You have been disgraced by Allah and you withdrew; the extent of your impotence and weaknesses became very clear. It was a pleasure for the “heart” of every Muslim and a remedy to the “chests” of believing nations to see you defeated in the three Islamic cities of Beirut , Aden and Mogadishu..."<
    Bin Laden's Fatwa | PBS NewsHour

    BTW: The decision to attack America was only in the works for five years not a decade.

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    Re: Bill Clinton: "I could have killed" Osama bin Laden.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Never a good thing to kill innocent civilians. If that's the TRUE reason he declined, good on him.
    I agree! I have a whole new amount of respect for Clinton now.
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    Re: Bill Clinton: "I could have killed" Osama bin Laden.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You know that?
    I do. The Sudanese offered him to us on a platter, and there was at least one other opportunity offered as well, both of which were turned down.

    You work for the CIA or something?
    Nah. I'm not arrogant enough Nor am I willing to work in the NCR if I can avoid it at all. I'm on the military side of the community.

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