Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Wait A Minute: So Now We WEREN'T Offered OBL?

Madeline Albright stated on Hannity & Colmes Tuesday that Sudan never offered to round up OBL and extradite him to the U.S.; instead, she insisted that President Clinton's claim was "a misstatement."

As you may remember, in 2002 Clinton gave a speech and was quoted saying:

"We'd been hearing that the Sudanese wanted America to start dealing with them again. They released him. At the time, 1996, he had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here because we had no basis on which to hold him, though we knew he wanted to commit crimes against America."

Clinton recalled that he "pleaded with the Saudis to take him, 'cause they could have. But they thought it was a hot potato and they didn't and that's how he wound up in Afghanistan."

Albright told Hannity & Colmes, "
He was not [offered]. He was not."

The former Secretary of State got pretty agitated when Hannity asked how Clinton could make such a huge "misstatement."

"Well, because there was movement. But believe me, if we had been offered Osama bin Laden then that offer would have been taken up."

She then continued on with the statement:

"What's been very hard is kind of a misstatement of a lot of facts on [the Sudanese offer]. Look - we worked very hard to try to deal with the terrorist issue. It was very different before 9/11."

OK, so someone has to be lying here...

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