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Friday, September 08, 2006

Piling On

See, here's the problem the Left has - they've deluded themselves with their own lies for so long that when they throw a hissy-fit over a documentary and scream things like "CLINTON DID NO WRONG! IT'S ALL CHIMPY MCHITLERBURTON'S FAULT!" we on the right can whip out, y'know, actual facts and beat the Left with them. Like the fact that the US had Osama on video via an unmanned drone in 2000.

Scroll down that link, and you'll get to an interview that's rather revealing:

O‘DONNELL: But many people have made the impression that something in the Bush administration was done wrong. But there‘s evidence that the Clinton administration knew full well that bin Laden had the wherewithal and was planning to attack the United States. Who is to blame and did the president, Clinton, get this information?

SCHEUER: Certainly the president got the information. And most certainly his closest adviser, Sandy Berger and Mr. Clarke—Richard Clarke, had the information from 1996 forward that bin Laden intended to attack the United States. There‘s no question of that. And in terms of which administration had more chances, Mr. Clinton‘s administration had far more chances to kill Osama bin Laden than Mr. Bush has until this day.

O‘DONNELL: That‘s very interesting. I don‘t think that many Americans know that or think that everything that they‘ve heard—you‘ve spent your life tracking Osama bin Laden. From what we know now and what you know, how many missed opportunities were there to prevent the 9/11 attacks?

SCHEUER: Well, we had—the question of whether or not we could have prevented the attacks is one you could debate forever. But we had at least eight to 10 chances to capture or kill Osama bin Laden in 1998 and 1999. And the government on all occasions decided that the information was not good enough to act.

Ouch. But remember, according to the Dimocrats, Clinton wanted to get Osama, he just never had the chance.


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