The Background: Just hours before the September 11th attacks that resulted in nearly 3,000 deaths, President Clinton bragged to an Australian audience that he could have killed bin Laden.
I'm just saying, you know, if I were Osama bin Laden, he's a very smart guy, I've spent a lot of time thinking about him, and I nearly got him once. I nearly got him. And I could have gotten, 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.