Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Clinton Told Bush That Bin Laden Top Security Threat, Time Says

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
 
maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:18 AM
Original message
Clinton Told Bush That Bin Laden Top Security Threat, Time Says
Clinton Told Bush That Bin Laden Top Security Threat, Time Says
April 18 (Bloomberg) -- Former President Bill Clinton told the commission probing the Sept. 11 attacks that he warned President George W. Bush after the 2000 election that Osama bin Laden would be his top national-security threat, Time magazine said, citing unidentified sources close to the panel.

Clinton testified before the independent panel on April 8 in a private, unrecorded session. The commission plans to ask Bush about the conversation when he and Vice President Richard Cheney meet with its members in a similar closed setting, Time said.

The former president said his order to kill bin Laden was clear, Time reported. Some senior managers at the Central Intelligence Agency said Clinton's instructions were to capture the al-Qaeda leader, Time said.

Clinton said at the meeting that he became obsessed with bin Laden after al-Qaeda struck U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, but lacked ``actionable intelligence'' to catch him, the magazine said, citing the unidentified sources.

http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=a...

Did Clinton Do Enough?
The 9/11 commission investigates the former president's actions against terrorism
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,110104...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:28 AM
Response to Original message
1. "The former president said his order to kill bin Laden was clear"
I like the way Ben-Veniste put this during an interview last week.

Referring to third parties who might be enlisted to capture or kill UBL, he pointed out that they would "get paid either way".

:evilgrin:

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
JohnOneillsMemory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:05 PM
Response to Original message
2. my headline: "Big Dog Pisses on Shrub" n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
bacchant Donating Member (747 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:15 PM
Response to Original message
3. Kill Bin Vol. 2
America needs a good director. Bush = Ed Wood.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sun Nov 23rd 2014, 01:16 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC