Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Bill Clinton and the missed opportunities to kill Osama bin Laden

By Glenn Kessler February 16
“The responsibility of 9/11 falls on the fact that al Qaeda was allowed to grow and prosper and the decision was not made to take out their leader when the chance existed to do so. Not once but four times according to the 9/11 report. President Clinton has acknowledged that as a regret.” — Rubio, remarks on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Feb. 14
Hindsight is always 20/20. Rubio made his comments during the GOP debate after Donald Trump asserted that George W. Bush was responsible for the 9/11 attacks because they happened on his watch. Not so, responded Rubio, pinning the blame on Bush’s predecessor, Bill Clinton. Expanding on his remarks a day later, Rubio said that the 9/11 Commission report identified four times when Clinton could have killed bin Laden.

Philip D. Zelikow, the executive director of the 9/11 report, actually identifies nine key moments in Clinton’s presidency when a different decision might have led to bin Laden’s death. “On every one of these nine choices there are people who believe the President could have made a different choice,” Zelikow said. “And, in each case, there are people who believe the President made the right call.”

(More here.)


Blogger Tom Koch said...

Kessler and this article reminds me of a cat attempting to hide 'something' in a sandbox. I'm not sure if it is sad or funny.

10:52 AM  

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