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

    Nothing really new here.

    I blame Clinton for many of his offices choices regarding terrorism investigations, such as the notion referred to commonly as the "Gorelick Wall".

    But I don't blame him on this. To do so is simply to do so in hindsight. And nothing inherently suggests that sans Bin Laden something akin to 9/11, or even 9/11 itself, couldn't have still came to pass. Regardless of my thoughts on any President I respect greatly the immense decisions they are faced with where lives are literally hanging in the balance, and I'm not one to play Monday Morning quarterback on something like this.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Another one who either didn't read the article or reads 10,000 WPM, which is it since you responded to the post in less than two minutes , not even enough time to go to the link and read all three pages.
    No, I just read your summary of it. I thought that was the purpose of giving a summary so one didn't have to read the article. Otherwise, you just wasted your time with all that jibber jabber when you should of just posted the link and said nothing more.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    No, I just read your summary of it. I thought that was the purpose of giving a summary so one didn't have to read the article. Otherwise, you just wasted your time with all that jibber jabber when you should of just posted the link and said nothing more.
    Interesting that not one word on post #48 are my words, all just a copy and paste, nothing more than a paragraph excerpt from the article.

    You do know what these mean don't you ? >" "<

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    Key snippet:


    Read the full story HERE.
    Classic moral dilemma: kill innocent people now or watch even more innocent people be killed later. No right or wrong answer, I'm afraid, and I hope I'm never put in a position to have to make that call myself (though being an artist it's probably safe to say I won't be).

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    How many people that defend Clintons decision to not risk hurting civilians also defend Obama's decision to use drones to take out possible terror targets?
    If Clinton had drones available he would have ordered the strike. Civilian casualties are minimalized with drone attacks compared to conventional air attacks.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    If Clinton had drones available he would have ordered the strike. Civilian casualties are minimalized with drone attacks compared to conventional air attacks.
    Last I checked, drones are armed with the same missiles and bombs that conventional aircraft are armed with. Or are you saying that Drones have friendlier and nicer missiles?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Last I checked, drones are armed with the same missiles and bombs that conventional aircraft are armed with. Or are you saying that Drones have friendlier and nicer missiles?
    No, they have fewer and more accurately placed missiles which results in fewer civilians in harms way. You obviously don't know how drones work.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Interesting that not one word on post #48 are my words, all just a copy and paste, nothing more than a paragraph excerpt from the article.

    You do know what these mean don't you ? >" "<
    See, I didn't need to read the article then, because you provided the "key snippet". You know, I bet you're the sort of person that walks up to people going to church and says:


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

    My old man was an officer in the RAF and based on a signals base in Cyprus and they would debrief the CIA on the location of Bin Laden on a regular basis and he was there till 1999. Anyone that thinks the US didn't know where he was is a fool, they underestimated the threat that much is certain.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    No, they have fewer and more accurately placed missiles which results in fewer civilians in harms way. You obviously don't know how drones work.
    Didn't help the more than 2,400 killed as a result of Obama’s drone campaign...

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