Friday, January 16, 2004
ABCNEWS.com : White House Missed Chance to Kill Osama: "Missed Opportunity
posted by RJ |
Link | 9:23 AM
Officials: Bush Administration Was Slow to Approve Drones to Kill Bin Laden
By Ted Bridis and John Solomon
The Associated Press
W A S H I N G T O N, June 24? When President Bush took office in January 2001, the White House was told that Predator drones had recently spotted Osama bin Laden as many as three times and officials were urged to arm the unmanned planes with missiles to kill the al Qaeda leader.
But the administration failed to get drones back into the Afghan skies until after the Sept. 11 attacks later that year, current and former U.S. officials say."