Report: 'Bin Laden was within our grasp'

Report: 'Bin Laden was within our grasp'

There are 10 comments on the CNN story from Nov 29, 2009, titled Report: 'Bin Laden was within our grasp'. In it, CNN reports that:

Removing the al Qaeda leader from the battlefield eight years ago would not have eliminated the worldwide extremist threat.

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Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#1 Nov 29, 2009
Cheney let him go ... why? To stay active in the region and work to thieve more oil?

A report released by the Democratic staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee blamed the Bush administration for failing to capture or kill Osama bin Laden when the al Qaeda leader was cornered in Afghanistan's Tora Bora mountain region in December 2001.
Bin Laden had written his will, apparently sensing he was trapped, but the lack of sufficient forces to close in for the kill allowed him to escape to tribal areas in Pakistan, according to the report.
It said former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and top U.S. commander Gen. Tommy Franks held back the necessary forces for a "classic sweep-and-block maneuver" that could have prevented bin Laden's escape.
clone benson

Bryan, OH

#2 Nov 29, 2009
or will not ever eliminate, until islam is banished, go figure
Curteese

Long Beach, CA

#3 Nov 29, 2009
Another ribbon for Bush's hand maidens. Watch, they will blame this on Obama somehow. I am sure that Bush was on vacation, cutting brush at his vile rancho during the discussions and was NOT to be disturbed.
I note that even in planning his death, Bin Laden was still the sexist martinet and forbade his wives not to remarry. Lovely culture. I guess after being married to the Big O, no one else could replace him. Wonderful.
And the Bush family was good wonderful friends with that hateful family. Must I go on?
Thanks Prez Bush. The thousands who are in uneasy graves in New York thank you. The thousands who have died in your idiotic wars thank you.
If there is an after life I hope Bush and crew have to spend it answering to the dead.

Since: Feb 07

Albany, CA

#4 Nov 29, 2009
Ask our ruling gangstas why bin Laden hasn't been tried in absentia.

Answer: not about the bin laden hoax, but about a deception to leading to an illegal and outrageous attack upon US taxpayers and their perceptions.
haha

Chicago, IL

#5 Nov 29, 2009
Why wasn't Bin Laden caught by Clinton?? Sudanese were more than happy to turn him over...oh wait, we had to wait for thousands of Americans to be killed. You gan't have it both ways. The Democrats are just trying once again deflect any criticism. You are in control...now do it and stop complaining.

Since: Aug 08

United States

#6 Nov 29, 2009
If the fricking Secret Service can't keep uninvited people out of a White House state dinner, how do you figure we're gonna catch Bin Laden?

Tora Bora, Ft Hood....

Fuckups.

“Freedom Demands Responsibility”

Since: Aug 09

21st Century

#7 Nov 29, 2009
Woof, So just in time for the Bamster's "War Speech" at West Point, what does the Senate Armed Services Committee do? Their Chairman, John "I served in Viet Nam" Kerry, issues a 48 page report blaming George Bush for our being in Afganistan, now. Big Line - Bush and the Military let OBL escape in 2001, when he was in Torra Borra. Oh right, John Kerry, the great military mind has concluded in hindsight that General Tommy Franks was wrong. One question, why didn't John Kerry say this in 2001, 2002, 2003? When is the Demorat Party and this President going to take responsibility for their own actions instead of starting every action with blaming Bush? Kerry is a Joke! It will rub of on Obama.
say what you mean

Massapequa, NY

#8 Nov 29, 2009
Rumsfeld - captain idiot of miltitary stragedy. Im not sure he could win at stratego...

and all you obama bashers. this was already known a few years ago, this just confirms and eradicates cheny/rummy lie that we didnt know where OBL was.

Bush and Company lied and lied and all the GOP kool-aid drinkers are in detox. dont know what to do without the lies...cant live without being lied to...

and dont blame clinton for the OBL esape, he was too busy deregulating the banks that helped lead tothe current crisis...which bush never made any move to fix as he too was a moron on business matters, as his string of failures pre-presidency proved. but man if he didnt seduce those evangelicals to vote enmasse...just say god in your campaign speeches and moronic fundy americans come a runn'n...

“Freedom Demands Responsibility”

Since: Aug 09

21st Century

#9 Nov 29, 2009
say what you mean wrote:
Rumsfeld - captain idiot of miltitary stragedy. Im not sure he could win at stratego...
and all you obama bashers. this was already known a few years ago, this just confirms and eradicates cheny/rummy lie that we didnt know where OBL was.
Bush and Company lied and lied and all the GOP kool-aid drinkers are in detox. dont know what to do without the lies...cant live without being lied to...
and dont blame clinton for the OBL esape, he was too busy deregulating the banks that helped lead tothe current crisis...which bush never made any move to fix as he too was a moron on business matters, as his string of failures pre-presidency proved. but man if he didnt seduce those evangelicals to vote enmasse...just say god in your campaign speeches and moronic fundy americans come a runn'n...
Woof, swymer, You're just a typical if long winded, "BOGBER" (blame on George Bush-er). Don't you have anything interesting to say?
Curteese

Long Beach, CA

#10 Nov 29, 2009
haha wrote:
Why wasn't Bin Laden caught by Clinton?? Sudanese were more than happy to turn him over...oh wait, we had to wait for thousands of Americans to be killed. You gan't have it both ways. The Democrats are just trying once again deflect any criticism. You are in control...now do it and stop complaining.
YOUR Lover Bush was in charge. Prez Truman used to have a sign on his desk that read the buck stops here. It was on his watch. If it was any other business situation, the manager would be responsible.
Funny, now, you blame Obama for Bush's messes. I guess you are giving him a free pass on either side of responsiblity.

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