The day before the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, former President Bill Clinton told a group of businessmen in Australia that he "could have killed" the man behind those attacks, Osama bin Laden, in 1998, but he decided against launching a strike out of concern for civilian casualties.Hmm, the premise has long been known to those who pay attention thanks to CIA people like Michael Scheuer and Hank Crumpton. What's new is widespread media this will get compared to the two figures listed above.
It's only a coicidence Bubba was blubbering about this on the day before the attack. He cannot be completely blamed--he did what he did. Had 'he' killed UBL it's almost certain KSM would have carried on his nephew Ramzi's plot, although it might have taken longer. They are relentless in their violent pursuits, as everyone knows.
The weirder thing is why it was released now. The liberal businessman who hired Clinton to speak and released this tape claims he 'forgot' about it, which is something even a child wouldn't believe. Perhaps it has something to do with getting some dirty laundry out in the press before Billary declares their 2016 candidacy. Or maybe the Aussie guy has become a conservative. It's the kind of tape that could have come out in 2008 had Hillary been the nominee, opposition research being what it is.
Meanwhile, this story returned only yesterday:
A U.S. congressman calling for the release of classified material from a report into 9/11 has warned there would be 'anger, frustration, and embarrassment' if the redacted pages were made public.It came out back in December then died. It's coming out again, right before the Senate releases their double secret CIA torture report designed to bash Bush and the GOP in general. Feel free to speculate on what might be 'embarrassing' about these redacted pages telling the story on 9/11--I have my own suspicions, but they may be wrong. However, perhaps political pressure of this nature alongside an administration who still claims they are the most transparent ever (as they release a document on 'torture') will force a chance for the whole truth to come out one day. Keep hope alive.