A new book is making a rather unremarkable claim that Osama bin Laden plotted to kill Bill Clinton while he was still president and before the Twin Towers collapse. Read the story here but this news should hardly be surprising. That is what terrorists do in a dangerous world and almost every president understands it.
This is a Right Pundits open talk thread where you can discuss this topic or any other of your choosing. Tell us what you think in the comments, meanwhile I am discussing Osama bin Laden and Bill Clinton.
The book is by Ken Gormley titled The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr, which is mainly a narrative of the Monica Lewinsky affair and the impeachment proceedings in the Senate which followed it. Remember Monica Lewinsky?
One portion of Gormley’s book recalls an APEC conference in Manila, Philippines in 1996 which Bill Clinton attended. Just minutes before the presidential motorcade was about to cross a bridge in the capitol city, the Secret Service was tipped off that Al Qaeda terrorists were planning to blow up the bridge.
The motorcade was diverted and all is well that ends well. A bomb was actually discovered according to the author who connects Osama bin Laden as the mastermind behind the bomb plot and Bill Clinton’s assassination attempt.
This is certainly an interesting bit of news slipped out to sell a book. The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr is scheduled for release the coming February, and publishers like to send teasers out to generate interest.
In reality intelligence is received constantly during overseas trips, motorcades are diverted and the president returns safely. When traveling in foreign lands the president of the United States has a big bulls-eye on his back which every terrorist under every rock would target.
How Ken Gormley links Osama bin Laden to the assassination plot is unclear other than a vague reference to a subsequent intelligence investigation. Clearly Islamic terrorists have been undermining the democratic government in the Philippines for two decades, however they are thought to be only loosely associated with Al Qaeda. It’s not clear that Osama bin Laden would be calling the shots there.
But it does make for interesting news. After viewing the video of Obama Girl hunting down Osama bin Laden, tell us what you think of the Osama bin Laden, Bill Clinton assassination bomb plot or anything else on your mind.