"… I want to know how many people in the Bush administration you asked this question of. I want to know how many people in the Bush administration you asked why didn’t you do anything about the Cole. I want to know how many you asked why did you fire Dick Clarke." —Bill Clinton
Wallace replied that such questions had been asked. Clinton replied: “I don’t believe you asked them that.”
Ummm … actually he did ask. The question now: "… why didn’t you do more, connect the dots and put them out of business?"
The question to Donald Rumsfeld in 2004: "I understand this is 20/20 hindsight, it’s more than an individual manhunt. I mean â€” what you ended up doing in the end was going after al Qaeda where it lived … pre-9/11 should you have been thinking more about that?"
Another tiny detail Mr. Clinton got wrong: Clarke wasn’t fired. "First, he wasn’t "moved out"; he transferred, at his own request, out of frustration with being cut out of the action on broad terrorism policy, to a new NSC office dealing with cyberterrorism. Second, he did so after 9/11. (He left government altogether in February 2003.)"
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