Gutsy Call? Obama Had No Choice
He passed on a number of opportunities to either have Bin Laden handed off to us, or to take him out. There were a number of occasions. But The Path to 9/11 movie, ABC ran it, but they clipped like a minute and 16 seconds out of it. They toned down a scene in The Path to 9/11 that involved Sandy Berger, who was the national security advisor declining to give the order to kill Bin Laden. They toned that scene down according to the person involved with the film who declined to be identified. That sequence had been the focus of attention. Now, that’s from the Chicago Tribune of September 7.
I, ladies and gentlemen, as a powerful, influential member of the media, have the full, unedited version of The Path to 9/11 on DVD. And that minute and 16 seconds or something like that they took out was pretty key, but the Clintons wanted the whole thing not run at all. They didn’t succeed in that, but there were no DVDs. Disney decided no DVD release of The Path to 9/11. The only reason I bring this up is that there was a chance to get Osama, and, look, here’s a movie that was made about it, and look at the controversy that arose from it. The same thing here. It goes to this whole notion of just how gutsy was this? Because in this case, it was clear that a lot of people knew that Bin Laden was in that hut. I still cannot suppress a smile when I keep reading about the mansion that the guy lived in. Living in the lap of luxury? Come on! The place looks like a crackhouse!