McClatchy's Carol Rosenberg notes testimony from an Al Qaeda operative that highlights the Clinton administration's lackadaisical approach to fighting terrorism as a direct contributor to 9/11.
...Osama bin Laden's driver told a pair of FBI agents that it was America's fault that the al Qaida leader was alive...
The United States could have killed bin Laden in Khartoum, Sudan, before he moved to Afghanistan in 1996, Hamdan told his interrogators. They could have killed him after al Qaida's 1998 twin bombings at the U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. Or after the October 2000 suicide bombing of the USS Cole, at the port of Aden in Yemen, which left 17 U.S. sailors dead.
Instead, ''Bin Laden was emboldened.'' So he struck with the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, leaving nearly 3,000 dead.
Richard Miniter already demonstrated -- beyond a shadow of a doubt -- that the Clinton administration's inaction led directly to 9/11.
This testimony is simply further damning evidence that Miniter was spot on in his conclusions.
We can thank Bill Clinton and Sandy Berger (he of the immense cover-up that the conspiracy nuts known as 9/11 "Truthers" curiously choose to ignore... go figure: they won't investigate the only confirmed conspiracy!) for 9/11.
Word to the wise when voting in 2008: we tried the Democratic approach to fighting terrorism prior to 9/11. The results were thousands of innocents dead on American soil.
In an age in which Iran will likely equip its terrorist proxies with nuclear devices, another Democratic administration could very well be catastrophic.
Update: Gateway Pundit:
Osama Bin Laden had previously exposed the weak leadership of Bill Clinton during an interview one month before 9-11:We experienced the Americans through our brothers who went into combat against them in Somalia, for example. We found they had no power worthy of mention. There was a huge aura over America -- the United States -- that terrified people even before they entered combat. Our brothers who were here in Afghanistan tested them, and together with some of the mujahedeen in Somalia, God granted them victory. America exited dragging its tails in failure, defeat, and ruin, caring for nothing.
And, just think... Barack Obama is even weaker than Clinton's wife on national security!
That's a comforting thought, isn't it?