Clinton on bin Laden Raid: ‘I Hope That’s the Call I Would Have Made’

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Really, Slick?

Former President Bill Clinton says in a forthcoming Obama campaign documentary that he hopes he’d have made the same decision as President Obama to authorize the daring raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

“He took the harder and more honorable path,” Clinton says in a newly released excerpt of “The Road We’ve Traveled.”  “When I saw what had happened, I thought to myself, ‘I hope that’s the call  I would have made.’”

Yeah, except, well, when you had the opportunity, you did nothing.

In 1993, the first World Trade Center bombing killed six people.

In 1998, the bombing of two U.S. embassies in Africa killed 224.

Both were the work of al-Qaida and bin Laden, who in 1998 declared holy war on America, making him arguably the most wanted man in the world.

In 1998, President Clinton announced, “We will use all the means at our disposal to bring those responsible to justice, no matter what or how long it takes.”

NBC News has obtained, exclusively, extraordinary secret video, shot by the U.S. government.  It illustrates an enormous opportunity the Clinton administration had to kill or capture bin Laden. Critics call it a missed opportunity.

Didn’t take long to revise history.


H/T Ben.

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2 Responses to “Clinton on bin Laden Raid: ‘I Hope That’s the Call I Would Have Made’”

  1. No more Democrats on 12/12/12 at 2:47 pm

    Clinton was a disaster of a Commander in Chief. Obama is even worse and I didn’t think that was possible.

    The military leadership failures of Clinton went down the memory hole in the MSM and Holyweird years ago.

    Clinton’s State Department virtually killed the soldiers in the “Blackhawk Down” tragedy. The State Department wouldn’t let Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) into theater because they “looked like tanks” and would show a bad image on national TV. As a result, when our chopper was shot down there was no US armor to enact the rescue and they died waiting for help.
    Heaven forbid something that would allow our military succeed and save lives look bad on TV.

    Democrats, the party of failure, death and humiliation.

  2. Blue Hen on 13/13/12 at 10:53 am

    “Gee, I’m so awestruck by Captain Kickass saying go ahead and shoot the scum. That takes mondo cool.” Was there any doubt? Were there any concerns? Please don’t say it’s cause he was worried about the welfare of the troops. There’s some crap we won’t buy.