Skip to comments.Dick Morris: Clinton Attack 'Outrageous'
Posted on 09/07/2006 6:11:42 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
The attack by Bill Clinton and his allies on the upcoming ABC miniseries "The Path to 9/11" is "outrageous," charges former Clinton aide Dick Morris.
As NewsMax has reported, Bill Clinton through his surrogates have demanded that ABC "correct all errors" in the docudrama or pull it from the air, charging that it is a "fictitious rewriting of history" regarding President Clinton's handling of the terrorist threat.
But Morris claims that Clinton's national security adviser, Sandy Berger, and the president himself "were both responsible for failing to catch or kill bin Laden on several different occasions."
Morris has served Clinton as an advisor for twenty years and notably as Clinton's senior campaign strategist during his 1996 re-election.
Morris states that the evidence for this failure is documented in the 9/11 Commission's report and summarized in "Because He Could," the book about Clinton that Morris co-authored with his wife Eileen McGann.
The commission's report, released in the summer of 2004, "highlighted the weak, incompetent, hesitant, and inconsistent attempts of the Clinton administration to kill or capture Osama bin Laden," according to the book, which devotes an entire chapter to Clinton's mishandling of the threat.
"The report's account shows the president and his advisers at their worst."
One time, the United States "canceled an attempt to kidnap bin Laden out of concern that we might injure or kill him and be accused of using assassination as a policy tool," Morris told NewsMax.
"The president had yet to make a finding that it was OK to kill bin Laden. The reason he had not is that he did not yet know bin Laden's connection to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The reason he did not know that is that he did not fast-track the investigation.
"A second time, we did fire missiles but alerted the Pakistani military to our plans and they tipped off bin Laden, and he escaped."
According to the commission's report, the United States alerted Pakistan because the missiles targeting bin Laden, who was in Afghanistan, had to cross Pakistan, and U.S. officials did not want Pakistan to think the missiles came from India.
"A third time, our plans to attack by missile were canceled, partially out of chagrin over having missed him before and partially because we had just bombed the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade by mistake and were worried about being called trigger happy," said Morris.
"The president was also concerned about civilian deaths in any such attack.
"The underlying theme of the ABC coverage, that he was distracted by impeachment, is of course true. But more so, he was gun-shy" because he was afraid conservatives would say he had launched a failed attack "in an effort to 'wag the dog' and distract people from the Monica Lewinsky affair."
Morris concluded: "His fear of such attacks on him inhibited him from acting."
All this fuss about the programs will only increase interest.
If I had a crystal ball, I'd look into it to see what documents Sandy Berger destroyed from the National Archives.
Apparently the mini series depicts Clinton as being too involved with the Monica scandal to act upon some key information about Bin Laden. Like Nero fiddling while Rome burned, Clinton was diddling while the country was in peril.
They're trying to get it pulled. Wonder if they will? Remember the Reagan show...it got pulled by see bs...
This movie blames Bill Clinton and the Bush administration. Neither one escapes blame. But only the Clinton crew complains. Socialists are power mad 24 hours per day while Republicans do other things at the end of the work day
BJ lobbed a few missiles into Afghanistan and called it a day -- After all, he had some tail to chase.
This time Dick Morris has gone too far. Watch for the news of his 'accidental' death in a car crash in the next several months. You don't cross the Clintonistas this often and get away with it.
they know their "half of voters" tunes in to the boob tube and hears or SEES very little negative information about the Clintons
Yep, the way they're acting about this docudrama, wiping the record clean to the point of larceny musta been awfully damning.
Hell, Dennis they only want the first day of the film to be edited not the part regarding President Bush.
Will the Gorelicker come in for criticism too?
If he did, he wouldn't notice. That bloke is waaaay out of it!!!!!!
No it wasn't.
It was highly predictable.
Just as many here did, in fact, predict.
That the Senate Democrats are demanding the show be stopped is really a wonderful, fantastic opportunity.
Powerful, federal officials demanding censorship...
Can it get any better..
Now, let's see some really good use of it.
I think by the firestorm and hubris about this show, it all becomes clear, if it was not already.
That's exactly what this is about.
Karma would dictate that the Clintons somehow end up in Morris's "rigged" car when Morris hits the restroom at a truckstop.
Of course, demonic entities aren't likely to perish by human means, so......they'll be contributors to some future Armageddon where they'll do their master's (Satan) bidding.
They sure weren't this upset with Michael Moore's POS, were they?
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