**UPDATED BELOW** at 7:00PM Eastern
Ah, the real Bill Clinton comes out when faced with the facts… Stop The ACLU has the video. (I’m having problems embedding YouTube videos here. If anyone can help, please email me!)
Clinton becomes unhinged when Chris Wallace of FOX News suggests that he didn’t do enough to catch and/or kill Osama bin Laden.
“At least I tried. That’s the difference between me and some, including all the right wingers. They ridicule me for trying. They had eight months to try, they did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed…”
You can watch all of his personal meltdown on FOX News Sunday tomorrow.
My two cents: How does eight months even compare with eight years of failure and repeated al-Qaeda attacks on American targets between 1993 and 2000, including the World Trade Center?
Whereas we all saw our fellow Americans savagely die in innocence on 9/11/2001, this man only saw his chances for legacy crumble that day. We all have our priorities.
**UPDATE** – I love this report on Reuters about the Wallace-Clinton showdown. Here is a key quote.
“Now if you want to criticize me for one thing, you can criticize me for this: after the Cole, I had battle plans drawn to go into Afghanistan, overthrow the Taliban and launch a full-scale attack search for bin Laden. But we needed basing rights in Uzbekistan — which we got after 9/11,” Clinton said.
The former president complained at the time the CIA and FBI refused to certify bin Laden was responsible for the USS Cole attack.
“While I was there, they refused to certify. So that meant I would have had to send a few hundred special forces in helicopters, refuel at night,” he said.
Keep in mind, al-Qaeda had already attacked the WTC, Khobar Towers, killed soliders in Somalia, and bin Laden had declared war on America — all before the Cole attack. But he suddenly wakes up “after the Cole”??
The part I really love is the final sentence in the box. The translation of “I would have had to send a few hundred special forces in helicopters, refuel at night” goes something like this: I DID NOT WANT TO BE ANOTHER JIMMY CARTER AND AL GORE WAS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.