Newly released audio recordings reveal that, at a meeting on Sept. 10, 2001, former President Bill Clinton claimed that he “could have killed” Osama Bin Laden. The Daily Caller,
“I nearly got him… And I could have killed him, but I would have to destroy a little town called Kandahar in Afghanistan and kill 300 innocent women and children, and then I would have been no better than him. And so I didn’t do it.”
“According to the 2003 book Dereliction of Duty, President Clinton missed opportunities to kill Bin Laden several times during his presidency–usually, according to Lt. Col. Robert Patterson, because of difficulties reaching him during limited strike windows and his propensity for indecision and prolonged discussion.