While at the State Department Clarke was fired by George H.W. Bush’s Secretary of State James Baker only to be rehired at the NSC at the behest of Scowcroft. Baker was right, and as usual the ubiquitous Scowcroft was wrong.
“If we invade Afghanistan, wily old Osama will likely boogie to Baghdad.” - Richard Clarke
Clarke is the terrorist czar who pushed approval for USS COLE to visit Aden despite the country’s US Ambassador that the threat was too high for a fuel stopover.
Clinton, Clarke, Zinni — blood on their hands...