by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News
A mere 10 hours before the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Bill Clinton acknowledged that he could’ve have ordered the killing of Osama bin Laden – but chose not to.
In a newly released video, Clinton can be heard speaking to Australian business leaders on September 10, 2011:
“I’m just saying, you know, if I were Usama bin Laden – he’s a very smart guy, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about him – and I nearly got him once. … And I could have killed him…
… but I would have 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. And so I didn’t do it.”
Clinton-defenders leaped to his defense, saying that “you can’t blame him for passing on Bin Laden since this was before 9/11”. But that is utterly absurd. As Mike Miller of IJR recounts for us, the Al Queda leader had many prior known attacks on the United States prior to 9/11, and our government had a special task force to kill him — that Clinton repeatedly undermined:
- Usama bin Laden was wanted for other terrorist attacks against the United States, including involvement in the August 7th, 1998 U.S. embassy attacks in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam in East Africa, which were carried out by al Qaeda and killed 224 civilians.
- “The CIA had ‘no written word nor verbal order to conduct a lethal action’ mission against bin Laden before the September 11 terrorist attack, a Clinton administration official told The Washington Post in 2004. ‘The objective was to render this guy to law enforcement.’ ” (Daily Mail)
- “In the end, the 9/11 panel found that there were several missed opportunities to go after bin Laden and Al Qaeda, including a point in which the Central Intelligence Agency had tracked bin Laden to a hunting camp in Afghanistan in 1999.” (Fox)
And the head of the CIA’s Bin Laden unit at the time, Michael Scheuer, has been saying for years that there were more than 10 instances where they had bin Laden in their cross hairs and Clinton wouldn’t allow them to kill him.
In fact, Scheuer says the instance Clinton is referring to here actually took place at 3 a.m. while bin Laden was in an empty mosque. He could’ve been taken out without collateral damage. There was no need to blow up the whole town of Khandahar.
Team Clinton is in full red alert right now, as their media allies at Politico and the networks try to spin this so it doesn’t hurt Hillary.
What we are wondering however is, why is this just surfacing now, and did Barack Obama or Valerie Jarrett have some hand in its release?