Hillary Clinton, determined not to let other Democrats overshadow her bid for the Presidency, took a shot at the Bush administration while simultaneously trying to defend her own husband’s ineptitude.
“I think my husband did a great job in demonstrating that Democrats are not going to take these attacks,” Hillary Clinton said Tuesday. “I’m certain that if my husband and his national security team had been shown a classified report entitled ‘Bin Laden Determined To Attack Inside the United States’ he would have taken it more seriously than history suggests it was taken by our current president and his national security team.”
“Certain”? Is Hillary actually suggesting that her husband’s administration did not know that bin Laden wanted to attack the U.S.? Afterall, it was his administration that issued an indictment claiming:
In February 1998, USAMA BIN LADEN issued a joint declaration in the name of Gamaa’t, Al Jihad, the Jihad movement in Bangladesh and the “Jamaat ul Ulema e Pakistan” under the banner of the “International Islamic Front for Jihad on the Jews and Crusaders,” which stated that Muslims should kill Americans — including civilians — anywhere in the world where they can be found.
I suppose that wouldn’t include… um… the United States?
And just in case that wasn’t clear enough, bin Laden added, a few months later:
The American government is leading the country towards hell. … We say to the Americans as people and to American mothers, if they cherish their lives and if they cherish their sons, they must elect an American patriotic government that caters to their interests not the interests of the Jews. If the present injustice continues with the wave of national consciousness, it will inevitably move the battle to American soil…
Sorry, Hillary, but the only way your husband would’ve taken bin Laden seriously is if he’d been a piece of ass.