Skip to comments.Clinton: Claims I Turned Down Bin Laden are 'Bull'
Posted on 06/17/2004 8:14:14 AM PDT by Carl/NewsMax
In his interview with CBS newsman Dan Rather set for broadcast on Sunday, ex-President Bill Clinton flatly contradicts his earlier recorded confession that Sudan offered to arrest Osama bin Laden and hand him over to the U.S., calling reports of such an offer "bull."
"On the accusation that he had opportunities to get Osama bin Laden, had opportunities to have him delivered by the Sudanese, he said, 'absolutely, flatly untrue,' describing it as 'bull,'" Rather tells the Washington Post on Thursday.
In Feb. 2002, however, Mr. Clinton clearly admitted that the Sudanese offer had indeed taken place. And that he turned it down.
"Mr. bin Laden used to live in Sudan," Clinton told the Long Island Association on Feb. 15, 2002.
"He was expelled from Saudi Arabia in 1991, then he went to Sudan. And we'd been hearing that the Sudanese wanted America to start dealing with them again.
"They released him. At the time, 1996, he had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here because we had no basis on which to hold him, though we knew he wanted to commit crimes against America.
"So I pleaded with the Saudis to take him, 'cause they could have. But they thought it was a hot potato and they didn't and that's how he wound up in Afghanistan."
On Thursday morning, MewsMax.com offered CBS's "60 Minutes" a copy of its exclusive recording of Clinton's remarks.
But it's not clear whether the network will be willing to embarrass the ex-president by airing smoking gun proof that his current claims about the bin Laden offer are false.
Listen to NewsMax.com's exclusive recording of Bill Clinton admitting that he let bin Laden go free.
I guess Clinton lied to himself.
What? Clinton lie? Surely you jest! Couldn't happen!
Bill and Hillary are congenital liars......
Ask William Safire.
Outta the mouth of A CONVICTED LIAR!!
Clintoon needs an exit strategy.
Also, Kennedy, NY Times and the abu Garbage crowd have blood on their hands.
I never believed that this Clinton book would suck the oxygen out of the Dems campaign. . .until now. The guy is caught on tape and he denies it!
I wish this turd named Clinton could finally be flushed ...
Now we've got him on tape denying what you have on audio and the 911 commission has on video. Right?
Somebody needs to Deep Throat that video.
Well of course they won't confront him with his own words - that would be hard-hitting, "cheeky" journalism of the kind a show like "60 minutes" claims as their own unique style. Wait a minute, where did you say Clintoon was being interviewed?
"cause I could!"
Besides we know how I went after those nasty Puerto Rican Terrorists.
"Pardon Me." they said.
Well, I did, "cause I could!"
That lying creep disgusts me.
CBS doesnt want to embarrass the lying sack of crap with proof of his lie they would rather that those who wish to believe his crap are given the opportunity.
Well, it depends on the definition of "opportunities".
I'm thinking that this summer of Clinton can help us. He's a pathological liar. We all know that. Now, it's all on paper. People are going to be coming out of the woodwork to dispel the lies he's written down and he'll be shown for the utter fraud he is. People will be reminded what it's like to have a dishonest person in the White House and it will work to Bush's advantage.
"Pardon Me." they said."
Speaking of pardons, What did marc rich know about oil for food and when did he know it?
975 pages of Bull.
Well, it depends on the meaning of the phrase "Turned Down".
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