Bill Clinton on 9-10-01: I Could Have Killed Bin Laden
Talk about bad timing. Bill Clinton gave a speech in Australia the day before 9-11 in which he mentions that he passed up a chance to kill Bin Laden because it would have meant killing 300 innocent women and children.
You know how it is; in hindsight it looks like a terrible decision. But it's probably defensible on the basis of what Clinton knew at the time. I do find it interesting that he mentions 300 innocent women and children. What, no innocent men in the area? Or do they just not factor into the equation? I also wonder what the acceptable number would have been.