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Bill Clinton: 'I could have killed' Osama bin Laden in 1998
Bill Clinton: 'I could have killed' Osama bin Laden in 1998

Former President Bill Clinton told an audience in Australia that he could have had terrorist leader Osama bin Laden killed, but chose not to, because it would have meant significant collateral damage to innocent women and children in Afghanistan. Speaking the day before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, Clinton told businessmen he had a shot at Bin Laden, whose Al Qaeda organization was responsible for the attacks that left about 3,000 dead at the World Trade Center, Washington, D.C. and in western Pennsylvania. “I’m just saying, you know, if I were Osama bin Laden ... He’s a very smart guy. I spent a lot of time thinking about him. And I...

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