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Clinton Lawyers Fretted Over Bin Laden's Comfort
http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/8/19/103756.shtml ^ | Aug. 19, 2005

Posted on 08/19/2005 7:52:43 AM PDT by Maria S

The CIA's former Bin Laden desk chief revealed Thursday night that Clinton administration lawyers warned counterterrorism agents that Osama bin Laden had to be kept as comfortable as possible if they captured him during planned raids into Afghanistan.

"The lawyers were more concerned with bin Laden`s safety and his comfort than they were with the officers charged with capturing him," former Bin Laden desk chief Michael Scheuer told MSNBC's "Hardball.

"We had to build an ergonomically designed chair to put him in, [for] special comfort in terms of how he was shackled into the chair," Scheuer explained. "They even worried about what kind of tape to gag him with so it wouldn`t irritate his beard."

"The lawyers are the bane of the intelligence community," the former CIA man lamented.

Concerns like that, as well as foot dragging by the White House, resulted in one missed opportunity after another to get the al Qaida terror mastermind, Scheuer said.

"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," he claimed.

Although sharply critical of President Bush's decision to go to war in Iraq , the CIA counterterrorism specialist put the blame for bin Laden's escape firmly on Mr. Clinton.

"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," Scheuer said.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: binladen; scheuer; x42
May have already been posted and I missed it.
1 posted on 08/19/2005 7:52:45 AM PDT by Maria S
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To: Maria S

"We had to build an ergonomically designed chair to put him in, [for] special comfort in terms of how he was shackled into the chair," Scheuer explained. "They even worried about what kind of tape to gag him with so it wouldn`t irritate his beard."


2 posted on 08/19/2005 7:53:50 AM PDT by Maria S
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To: Maria S
"They even worried about what kind of tape to gag him with so it wouldn`t irritate his beard."

You just can't make up stuff like this....

3 posted on 08/19/2005 7:54:50 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2005, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: Maria S

Yeah. We need to have a chair that fits him well like... "Sparky"


4 posted on 08/19/2005 7:54:56 AM PDT by Toidylop
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To: Maria S

Why? Anyone?


5 posted on 08/19/2005 7:56:08 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: Maria S

And he was in our sites!
6 posted on 08/19/2005 7:56:15 AM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: Maria S

WHAT THE HELL'S THE MATTER WITH THIS COUNTRY?!

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7 posted on 08/19/2005 7:56:53 AM PDT by poobear (Imagine a world of liberal silence.)
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To: Maria S

Bubba was equally concerned with Monica's comfort under his desk. He's just THAT KINDA GUY!


8 posted on 08/19/2005 7:57:52 AM PDT by highlymotivated (If American ever falls, a STINKING LIBERAL will be behind it.)
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To: Toidylop

LOL--now that's what I call "good thinking"! I can't believe how truly awful the Clinton admin was--yes, we heard things, and yes, we knew they were terrible people--but these stories coming out now are just amazing.


9 posted on 08/19/2005 7:58:14 AM PDT by MizSterious (Now, if only we could convince them all to put on their bomb-vests and meet in Mecca...)
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To: poobear

Sorry for the caps Admin Moderator. I'll go take a walk.


10 posted on 08/19/2005 7:58:25 AM PDT by poobear (Imagine a world of liberal silence.)
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To: poobear

No licenses to hunt liberals.


11 posted on 08/19/2005 7:58:49 AM PDT by highlymotivated (If American ever falls, a STINKING LIBERAL will be behind it.)
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To: poobear
"WHAT THE HELL'S THE MATTER WITH THIS COUNTRY?!"

Eight horrible years of the clintoons!

12 posted on 08/19/2005 7:58:53 AM PDT by mickie
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To: Maria S
"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."

(Shakespeare, "King Henry VI")

Leni

13 posted on 08/19/2005 8:00:30 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: poobear

"Sorry for the caps Admin Moderator. I'll go take a walk."


Why apologize for just expressing what the rest of us think right now!

I really hope Rush, Sean, et al, pick up this one today! And if you think YOUR "shouting" is over the line, just wait until Michael Savage starts in. Ai-Yii-Yii!!


14 posted on 08/19/2005 8:02:05 AM PDT by Maria S
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To: Maria S

maybe we should send cindy to the president who's actually responsible for her sons death.. bubba


15 posted on 08/19/2005 8:03:01 AM PDT by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: Maria S
"I was obsessed with Osama, I was obsessed more than anybody" BJC

And the CIA supports him fully. BJC guy and his lawyers WERE obsessed--with Osama's comfort.
16 posted on 08/19/2005 8:14:55 AM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission (Title it; "The revenge of Porter Goss")
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To: Maria S

any links to transcripts?


17 posted on 08/19/2005 8:15:48 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Maria S

Bill was just a really caring kind of guy, I believe after he raped Juanita Broaddick she had a bruised face and lips.

Ole Bill told her as he left that she had better go see a doctor about them, Just a hell of a guy always worried about the "little" people.


18 posted on 08/19/2005 8:16:25 AM PDT by federal
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To: Maria S

AAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH


19 posted on 08/19/2005 8:17:12 AM PDT by OldFriend (MERCY TO THE GUILTY IS CRUELTY TO THE INNOCENT ~ Adam Smith)
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To: absolootezer0

Great idea! This would be a good article to post to Cindy's website.


20 posted on 08/19/2005 8:17:12 AM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission (Title it; "The revenge of Porter Goss")
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To: Maria S
["We had to build an ergonomically designed chair to put him in, [for] special comfort in terms of how he was shackled into the chair," Scheuer explained. "They even worried about what kind of tape to gag him with so it wouldn`t irritate his beard."]

Insanity.

["The lawyers are the bane of the intelligence community," the former CIA man lamented.]

Bush should issue an executive order to fire all of them en masse.

21 posted on 08/19/2005 8:19:58 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Crush! Kill! Destroy the heathen!)
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To: Cyber Liberty; Maria S
"They even worried about what kind of tape to gag him with so it wouldn`t irritate his beard."

You just can't make up stuff like this....

And yet, at first glance, I thought it was satire or part of Friday silliness. Slick Willy really feels OBL's pain. Too bad he didn't feel ours, or the Iraqis, or the Afghanis, or the Rwandans, etc...

22 posted on 08/19/2005 8:20:07 AM PDT by fortunecookie
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To: cyborg

Ping.


23 posted on 08/19/2005 8:21:11 AM PDT by fortunecookie
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To: Maria S

Walks over, thank you for your support.


24 posted on 08/19/2005 8:27:06 AM PDT by poobear (Imagine a world of liberal silence.)
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To: Junior

This bunch sounds like the spineless pansies I work for.


25 posted on 08/19/2005 8:27:53 AM PDT by cjshapi
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
"They even worried about what kind of tape to gag him with so it wouldn`t irritate his beard."

Finally, the liberal's baseline definition of torture.

26 posted on 08/19/2005 8:29:10 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Can we swap Cindy Sheehan in Crawford for Cindy Crawford anywhere?)
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To: Maria S

Great post! BUMP


27 posted on 08/19/2005 8:29:43 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Maria S

I'm sorry, but this story is so bizarre, I just have to laugh.


28 posted on 08/19/2005 8:31:32 AM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: poobear
WHAT THE HELL'S THE MATTER WITH THIS COUNTRY?!

Lawyers. Obsession with legalities, constitutionalities, amendments, rights, "social justice" (whatever the hell that means!), due process, etc (all observed here as well.)

29 posted on 08/19/2005 8:33:05 AM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: poobear
WHAT THE HELL'S THE MATTER WITH THIS COUNTRY?!

Lawyers!

30 posted on 08/19/2005 8:34:20 AM PDT by elbucko
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To: elbucko

elbucko, I won't even have lunch today. This sickens me.

efing lawyers and PC!

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But, TGIF!


31 posted on 08/19/2005 8:38:37 AM PDT by poobear (Imagine a world of liberal silence.)
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To: Maria S

"We had at least eight to 10 chances to capture or kill Osama bin Laden in 1998 and 1999."

There's a quote for the front page of the New York Times. Never get there, though.


32 posted on 08/19/2005 8:39:08 AM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: Maria S
the CIA counterterrorism specialist put the blame for bin Laden's escape firmly on Mr. Clinton.

We all knew who's fault 9/11 was the minute we turned the TV on that day. Even the Democrats knew.

33 posted on 08/19/2005 8:39:42 AM PDT by elbucko
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To: Maria S
Michael Scheuer is the CIA agent who wrote the book Imperial Hubris.

On a somewhat related note (researching another CIA person), how high in the chain would a GS-15 be?

34 posted on 08/19/2005 8:45:48 AM PDT by Freedom is eternally right
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To: mickie
Eight horrible years of the clintoons!



And a free pass to receive B.J. in the Oval Office!!!
35 posted on 08/19/2005 8:54:41 AM PDT by danamco
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To: Maria S

Are you sure this isn't from Scrappleface or the Onion? It's just too bizarre.


36 posted on 08/19/2005 8:57:33 AM PDT by Kevin OMalley (No, not Freeper#95235, Freeper #1165: Charter member, What Was My Login Club.)
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To: Maria S
"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," Scheuer said."

While the terrorists find every possible way to use our own culture against us, we do it as well, like an injured dog biting itself.
37 posted on 08/19/2005 9:02:55 AM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: cjshapi

And you know something? Clinton is going to come out of this smelling like a rose. The MSM carry his water for him and they'll never let anything tarnish his image in the public's eyes. You'll only ever see revelations like this in the Alternative Conservative Media (ACM, from now on) -- unless some Congress critter decides to lodge an indictment against Clinton. And, even then, the MSM will do its utmost to make sure Clinton walks and his accuser is destroyed.


38 posted on 08/19/2005 9:04:11 AM PDT by Junior (Just because the voices in your head tell you to do things doesn't mean you have to listen to them)
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To: Cyber Liberty

RE: Tape and Beards

Why am I suddenly seeing a Osama-variant of the hair-waxing scene from the commercial for "The 40-year-old Virgin" ??

AND. . . when yanking beard hairs out, would Osama ALSO scream "Kelly Clarkson" ?????? (evil grin)


39 posted on 08/19/2005 9:05:29 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border: I dare you to try and cross it. . .)
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To: Junior

You are exactly right. I find it difficult to put my anger and frustration into words but it makes me really sad to see this is what has become of our country as far as some are concerned.


40 posted on 08/19/2005 9:40:58 AM PDT by cjshapi
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To: JaneAustin

A GS-15 is the highest step one can reach in the Civil Service before being promoted to the Senior Executive Service. A GS-15 is roughly the equivalent of an O-6 (Colonel in the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, or a Captain in the Navy or Coast Guard). At least that's about how it was when I retired in 1997.


41 posted on 08/19/2005 9:45:34 AM PDT by Ax
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To: Maria S
We had to build an ergonomically designed chair to put him in


42 posted on 08/19/2005 10:10:45 AM PDT by MarineBrat (We are taxed twice as much by our idleness. -- Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Kevin OMalley

"Are you sure this isn't from Scrappleface or the Onion? It's just too bizarre."

Nope! Just heard Rush mention (at 12:45 p.m. cdt) that he had read it on some blog...captainsquarters or something.



43 posted on 08/19/2005 10:47:31 AM PDT by Maria S
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