Hot diggity dog. Bill Clinton smacks down Fox News’ Chris Wallace — and Fox more generally — when asked why he didn’t do more to hunt down Osama bin Laden during his time in office.
I want to talk about the context of which this arises. I’m being asked this on the FOX network… ABC just had a right wing conservative on the Path to 9/11 falsely claim that it was based on the 9/11 Commission report with three things asserted against me that are directly contradicted by the 9/11 Commission report. I think it’s very interesting that all the conservative Republicans who now say that I didn’t do enough, claimed that I was obsessed with Bin Laden. All of President Bush’s neocons claimed that I was too obsessed with finding Bin Laden when they didn’t have a single meeting about Bin Laden for the nine months after I left office. All the right wingers who now say that I didn’t do enough said that I did too much. Same people.
Watch the interview here. And Think Progress has fact-checked and debunked Wallace’s claim “that he asked Bush administration officials tough questions about their pre-9/11 efforts to combat terrorism.” (See here, here and here.)