Bill Clinton gave the CIA "every inch of authorization that it asked for" to carry out plans to kill Osama bin Laden, the former president's national security adviser testified Wednesday, bluntly disputing claims that the spy agency lacked the authority it needed.
"If there was any confusion down the ranks, it was never communicated to me nor to the president and if any additional authority had been requested I am convinced it would have been given immediately," Sandy Berger said in nationally televised testimony before a bipartisan panel probing the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the worst in the nation's history.
Hmmm, Sandy, well, maybe the problem was that Clinton almost never met with his CIA directors, which of course frustrated Tenet no end, and was the main reason James Woolsey resigned. I bet that would definitely inhibit clear communication.
Besides, I'd like to see Bill Clinton take personal responsibility for anything, but especially for a state assasination. In Madeleine Albright's words, I don't think he has the cojones.