Skip to comments.The Clinton Administration And The Extradition Of bin-Laden - The True Story
Posted on 07/10/2004 6:48:00 AM PDT by Lando Lincoln
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Bump for a Clinton reality check.
Clinton LIED BUMP!
"Incredibly, in my view, the information from the Clinton White House about the Sudanese offers of information about al-Qaida had not been passed along to the incoming Bush administration."
I think this is hugely pingworthy. This is amazing, Lando. A great find.
Saved for future use. Thank you.
The Treasury Department?
Thanks for the ping!
Clinton always LIES BUMP!
Remember the Lost and Suffering on September 11, 2001
The Clinton Administration And The
Extradition Of bin-Laden - The True Story Excerpt:
Washington, DC - PipeLineNews - Bill Clinton's "My Life" memoir is being hawked as part confessional and part policy tome. I had hoped that, at least as far as the historical reflections on terrorism and his eight-year presidency was concerned, it would at least be partly factual.
Instead, "My Life," which The New York Times described as, "sloppy, self- indulgent and eye-crossingly dull" is at odds with the record as it is developing. The book contradicts the findings of the Sept. 11 commission, Clinton's own prior admissions on a myriad of issues and, using my own knowledge of his administration's dealings - or lack thereof - with the Sudanese regarding Osama bin-Laden case.
I know the last point to be true because I witnessed it firsthand.
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In spite of the rather cryptic invitation, the FBI was eager to go to Khartoum, my agent contact said, because its objective was to follow every lead and bring the terrorists to justice.
The effort ground to a halt, however, when - unbelievably - the U.S. State Department refused to permit the FBI to travel to Khartoum.
It was not one of the United States' brighter moments.
FBI Director Louis Freeh was on the outs with the Clinton White House because he had pushed ahead with an investigation of campaign fundraising. No one in the administration was going to go out on a limb for the FBI.
Shortly after the request was denied, Secretary of State Madeline Albright declared, "We do not deal with terrorists," publicly referring the Sudanese who were, at that time, on the department's list of state terror sponsors.
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I was advised to forget the whole thing and, until Sept. 11, 2001, I tried.
After the planes hit the towers, it all came racing back in one phone call from a staff aide working for the Bush National Security Council. Diligently - in my view they were digging under every rock they could find for information about al-Qaida. They had reached out to me because, I thought, they wanted help getting the bin-Laden files that had several times been offered to but not accepted by the previous administration.
The aide had no idea what I was talking about when I said, "Finally, someone cares. So, do you want the bin-Laden files?" My name had only surfaced because of the Treasury Department's attempt to sanction me for dealing with the Sudanese government, not because of what those dealings had been about.
Incredibly, in my view, the information from the Clinton White House about the Sudanese offers of information about al-Qaida had not been passed along to the incoming Bush administration.
I told my story yet again to the Bush aide, who thanked me for my time and input. This time, however, the government acted - and swiftly.
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Clinton's book tells a different story, one that I do not recognize. And nowhere close to what I witnessed, firsthand, as a participant in the events as they occurred. I can only conclude that Clinton did not tell the American people the truth about what happened with the Sudanese -- he probably didn't tell the Bush administration the whole truth either. And I sincerely doubt he feels my pain.
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"A presidential executive order issued during the Clinton
administration hamstrung the FBI so badly that bureau
lawyers decided it would be illegal to infiltrate Osama bin
Laden's terrorist training camps in Afghanistan, a senior
FBI official during the Clinton administration said Saturday."
(June 1, 2002)
"I don't believe 9-11 happened because of an intelligence breach," Quayle told Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes.""I think it was really a policy breach. It was the inaction of the previous administration, by and large, that al Qaeda -- and bin Laden in particular -- thought that they could hit the United States, and there would be a retaliation maybe of a cruise missile but nothing more than that," he explained.
The comments make the former vice president, who served under President Bush's father from 1989 to 1993, the highest ranking former U.S. official to suggest that the Clinton administration should get the lion's share of the blame for not preventing the 9-11 attacks.
Clinton's a liar.
Blessings -- Brian
Proof that Clinton et. al. tried to cover up the terrorist threat and the terrorist actions of Bin Laden. Now the US Senate, (home of Ms. Clinton), is investigating if the Bush Administration pressured the CIA to 'hype' the WMD problem in Iraq. Looks like significant sections of the US government have become compromised in the war on terror.
How come we still dont know who attacked the US with a WMD component (anthrax) ?
Excellent find! Documentation of still another Clinton LIE.
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