Taliban Offered Us Bin Laden in 2001 But Bush Said "No Thankies"

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    Bush rejects Taliban offer to surrender bin Laden - Asia, World - The Independent
     
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    Read your own link, they did not offer to give him up. They offered to let us try to prove to them, a biased source, that he was involved in terrorism. In other words even though the WORLD had seen his tapes declaring Jihad, had seen his tapes taking credit for terrorist attacks, the Taliban wanted some more proof he was a terrorist.

    It was a political ploy to stop the bombings. There is no reason to believe they ever intended to actually turn him over.
     
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    I can understand your POV, RGS. I'm more disturbed that we never knew this in 2001 than by whether it was a missed opportunity. Why was this kept secret? I am unsure whether it would have been wise to at least explore the possibility of bin Laden being sent to a third country for trial, mebbe for a week. (The exploring of the idea, not the trial.) I could have lived with bin Laden being tried at The Hague, as long as after, he was executed.

    What would a week have cost us in "dignity" compared to the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of innocent Middle Easterners and the loss of life for thousands of American soldiers?
     
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    "We" didn't know about it? You mean YOU didn't. Quelle surprise!

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    Was it really a secret? I seem to remember it at the time; but maybe that's what comes of living in the present rather than reading about things on forum boards ten years after the fact.
     
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    It wasn't secret. It was all over the media. By "we", Maddie means she didn't know and assumes the rest of the country is as dumb as she is. Fortunately, we aren't.
     
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    It was denied by the Bush admin
     
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    What was denied?
     
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    I have never seen a picture of Glen Beck that young.

    He myst dye his hair now.
     
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    Gee, I must be right. USC is whining about Beck.
     

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