Anyone paying attention can understand how Bill Clinton, in the Obama ad touting Obama’s supposed courage in okaying the Bin Laden mission, could equate a political loss with the death of Navy Seals.
That’s how shallow and self-involved Bill Clinton was and is. And his gutlessness cost American lives on 9/11. And 800,000 lives in Rwanda.
As NewsBusters noted while the media celebrated Bill Clinton’s involvement in an Obama campaign ad spiking the bin Laden’s dead football, the former President should never have appeared in such a video given his administration having passed on numerous opportunities to kill or capture the al Qaeda leader before 9/11.
On Sunday, CBS’s 60 Minutes detailed such an occurrence in late summer 1999 (video follows with transcript and commentary):