Audio tape shows Bill Clinton chose not to kill bin Laden in 1998

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Audio tape shows Bill Clinton chose not to kill bin Laden in 1998

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Just the words Sept. 11 or 9/11, speak for themselves about the events of that terrible day in 2001.

What if you had the chance to prevent the attacks, but to do so would kill innocent people?

That was the choice President Bill Clinton made in 1998 when he had a chance to order the killing of Osama bin Laden.

We know this because of an Australian television show that aired an audio recording of comments Clinton made in Melbourne, Australia, on September tenth, the day before the terrorist attack.

The needs of the many versus the needs of the one is a question faced by leaders in times of war.

The sad irony here is that Clinton’s tough choice to spare the lives of 300 innocent Afghanis ultimately resulted in the deaths of more than 21,000 Afghan civilians during the 13 years of the war in Afghanistan.

As they say, you can’t change history, you just try not to repeat it.