Here’s the verbatim from Bill Clinton’s ABC interview, airing tonight:
“We had 9/11 style threats for the millennium and teh extent of our preparations and the work we did, and number of terrorists we brought to justice…the twenty Al Qaeda cells we broke up…if you look at all that and the fact that we apparently still came closer to getting Bin Laden than anybody has since, even though they had a lot more options, military options than we had, I feel, I wish I had gotten him.”
The reference to coming closer to getting Osama is particularly offensive given that Clinton has three opportunities to capture or kill him and declined all three times. Uh, Mr. Clinton, that’s not a terror-fighting success. That’s a failure.