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    Re: Rumsfeld let Osama get away

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    why then did Bush have to take those buildings down ?
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    Re: Rumsfeld let Osama get away

    UBL has been dead for years.
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    Re: Rumsfeld let Osama get away

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    We turned Tora Bora 2000 Degrees. how are you so certain that he got away?


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    Re: Rumsfeld let Osama get away

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    UBL has been dead for years.
    Probably the third most likely scenario.

    1) Alive in Western China
    2) Incapacitated in FATA
    3) Dead from Typhoid or wound.
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    Re: Rumsfeld let Osama get away

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    UBL has been dead for years.

    Gotta have a death certificate.
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    Re: Donald Rumsfeld blamed for failing to kill cornered Osama bin Laden

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    UBL has been dead for years.

    Gotta have a death certificate. )

    Why do we need a Death certificate?
    We in the US have a President without a Birth Certificate

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    Re: Donald Rumsfeld blamed for failing to kill cornered Osama bin Laden

    Quote Originally Posted by NEUROSPORT View Post
    ok this isn't news. everybody with a brain cell knew Bush didn't want to capture Osama because then he couldn't have his war on terror so his buddies could make money.

    but now they're actually publishing a report about it:

    WAR OF TERROR: Donald Rumsfeld blamed for failing to kill cornered Osama bin Laden - ROGUEGOVERNMENT.COM
    That's a seriously flawed statement.
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    Re: Rumsfeld let Osama get away

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    What's ridiculous is letting him get away.
    I'll say.

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    Clinton Let Bin Laden Slip Away and Metastasize
    Sudan offered up the terrorist and data on his network. The then-president and his advisors didn't respond.


    By MANSOOR IJAZ
    President Clinton and his national security team ignored several opportunities to capture Osama bin Laden and his terrorist associates, including one as late as last year.
    I know because I negotiated more than one of the opportunities.

    From 1996 to 1998, I opened unofficial channels between Sudan and the Clinton administration. I met with officials in both countries, including Clinton, U.S. National Security Advisor Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger and Sudan's president and intelligence chief. President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, who wanted terrorism sanctions against Sudan lifted, offered the arrest and extradition of Bin Laden and detailed intelligence data about the global networks constructed by Egypt's Islamic Jihad, Iran's Hezbollah and the Palestinian Hamas.

    Among those in the networks were the two hijackers who piloted commercial airliners into the World Trade Center.

    The silence of the Clinton administration in responding to these offers was deafening.

    As an American Muslim and a political supporter of Clinton, I feel now, as I argued with Clinton and Berger then, that their counter-terrorism policies fueled the rise of Bin Laden from an ordinary man to a Hydra-like monster.

    Realizing the growing problem with Bin Laden, Bashir sent key intelligence officials to the U.S. in February 1996.

    The Sudanese offered to arrest Bin Laden and extradite him to Saudi Arabia or, barring that, to "baby-sit" him--monitoring all his activities and associates......
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    Re: Donald Rumsfeld blamed for failing to kill cornered Osama bin Laden

    Quote Originally Posted by NEUROSPORT View Post
    ok this isn't news. everybody with a brain cell knew Bush didn't want to capture Osama because then he couldn't have his war on terror so his buddies could make money.

    but now they're actually publishing a report about it:

    WAR OF TERROR: Donald Rumsfeld blamed for failing to kill cornered Osama bin Laden - ROGUEGOVERNMENT.COM
    For a small moment i thought it would be a legitimate article with facts and solid evidence.
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    Re: Rumsfeld let Osama get away

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I'll say.

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    Clinton had no legal basis to hold OBL at that time, so he had no choice.

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