The Clinton’s are going to have a hard time hiding this!
It’s going to be hard to threaten NBC with legal and legislative actions since the program aired in 2004.
Hot Air already has the drone video posted.
This really is all the proof you need to see the Clinton Administration’s failings in taking out Osama bin Laden.
Damning CIA drone video footage from 1998 of Osama bin Laden that aired on NBC News in March, 2004.
Osama surrounded by his men at his compound in Afghanistan.
No action was taken by the Clinton Administration despite the numerous attacks by Osama bin Laden on the United States prior to this video.
From NBC News on March 17, 2004!
Osama bin Laden: missed opportunities
NBC News has obtained, exclusively, extraordinary secret video, shot by the U.S. government. It illustrates an enormous opportunity the Clinton administration had to kill or capture bin Laden. Critics call it a missed opportunity.
In the fall of 2000, in Afghanistan, unmanned, unarmed spy planes called Predators flew over known al-Qaida training camps. The pictures that were transmitted live to CIA headquarters show al-Qaida terrorists firing at targets, conducting military drills and then scattering on cue through the desert.
Also, that fall, the Predator captured even more extraordinary pictures — a tall figure in flowing white robes. Many intelligence analysts believed then and now it is bin Laden.
Why does U.S. intelligence believe it was bin Laden? NBC showed the video to William Arkin, a former intelligence officer and now military analyst for NBC. “You see a tall man…. You see him surrounded by or at least protected by a group of guards.”
Bin Laden is 6 foot 5. The man in the video clearly towers over those around him and seems to be treated with great deference.
Bin Laden, in white, stands outside in his compound.
Gary Schroen, a former CIA station chief in Pakistan, says the White House required the CIA to attempt to capture bin Laden alive, rather than kill him.
What impact did the wording of the orders have on the CIA’s ability to get bin Laden? “It reduced the odds from, say, a 50 percent chance down to, say, 25 percent chance that we were going to be able to get him,” said Schroen.
A Democratic member of the 9/11 commission says there was a larger issue: The Clinton administration treated bin Laden as a law enforcement problem.
Big Hat Tip to Larwyn and Andy Stewart!
Dan Riehl is checking documents.
NewsBusters has more on the caving of ABC to the threats of the democrats.
(This posting was bumped up)
BizzyBlog– “They can run but they can’t hide!”
This is damning… “Presidential Daily Brief to Clinton warned of Hijackings.”