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President -- o'clock -- on the X.
In a recent issue of the New Yorker you say quote.
I'm sixty years all the -- damn near died.
And I'm worried about how many lives likens say before I do -- It's -- what drive you in your effort to help.
In these developing country.
Yes -- really.
But I don't mean.
That sounds sort of morbid recently I mean I got -- -- but -- but the way I said it.
The tone in which says that it was actually.
Almost whimsical and humorous that is.
-- what I'm.
Love to do it is what I think I should that is I have had a wonderful life I got to be president I got to -- life my dreams.
I dodged the bullet with a heart problem.
And I really think -- and I think had -- to my fellow.
Countryman people throughout the world to you spent on saving lives solving problems helping people the future but as it happens.
I loved it and and I feel a great gift -- of rewarding way to Finland.
-- -- -- you and I don't again need to work and that you view this is what he -- he asked do you could wind up doing more good as a former president you know and as a president and you said only if I live a long time yeah that's true.
How do you rate.
Compare the -- of being in office president and what you can do out of office corporate.
Well when you're president.
You can operate on a much broader scope -- athlete -- and be trying to.
Stop the genocide in Kosovo.
You know make peace in the Middle East.
-- pass a budget that gives millions of kids the chance that have afterschool programs and has the huge increase in college -- at home -- to go a lot of different moving part and you can -- -- -- wants.
What -- -- so more at the mercy of events.
That is President Bush did not run for president.
To deal with 9/11 but once it happened it wasn't an option.
Oh with a look through thick and not give -- much more mundane example would -- the economic.
The data -- new data after I won the election.
I realized that I would have to work much harder to reduce the deficit and -- -- money in my first year to.
To invest in things don't go to the what -- that you can do is a former so what you can -- is a former president.
He is cute you don't have -- wide -- of power -- custard don't fewer things.
But you are less at the mercy of unfolding events so if I -- look.
We're gonna work on economic empowerment for people on fighting aids and other diseases.
On on trying to bridge that the religious and political differences.
Between people in -- trying to you know.
Avoid the worst calamities that climate change and help to revitalize the economy and process.
I can actually do that because tomorrow and get out that there's been headline in the paper.
It's the President Bush.
Responsibility -- that the joy of being a former president and it is true that if you live long enough.
And you really have great discipline in the way you.
You'd do this like this.
You might be able to affect as many lives are more for the good -- did express.
When we announced that you were going to be on FOX News Sunday I got a lot of email from viewers I gotta say I'm surprised most of them -- -- -- to ask -- this question.
Why didn't do more to put in Latin.
And al-Qaeda out of business when you were present there's a new book out -- made them.
Suspect you've already read called the looming tower and it talked about the fact that when you pull troops out of Somalia in 1998 re bin Laden's -- I have seen the frailty and the weakness in the cowardice of US troops.
Then there was the bombing of the embassies in Africa in the attack on the Cole OK let's look at it let me let me -- -- -- just -- -- there.
And -- and after the attack the -- that.
Bin Laden separated his leaders by the morality that didn't happen there was no response I understand.
-- hindsight is always 21 let's talk about but the question is that I didn't you didn't -- connect the dots and put him.
I was automatic I will answer all those things on the merits of first or -- what the content which has -- I'm being asked this on the Fox Network.
ABC and a right wing conservative run and their little -- in the eleventh falsely claiming it was placed on the 9/11 commission report.
With three things asserted against me directly contradict an island which.
I think it's various things that all the conservative Republicans who now say I didn't do enough.
Claim that I was -- of bin Laden.
All -- President Bush's neo cons thought I was to look -- the -- they had no meetings on bin Laden for nine months after I left office.
All the right -- -- -- I didn't do not and I did too much -- people.
They were all trying to get me to withdraw from Somalia 1993.
Then -- Danny.
After we were involved in black countdown and I refuse to do it in -- -- And had an orderly transfer to the United Nations -- -- look at ultra.
-- -- -- There is not -- living soul in the world.
-- held in -- had anything to do.
With black hawk down are was paying any attention to it are even knew al-Qaeda was a going concern in October.
And an -- dwindling public.
Don't -- -- -- you ask -- -- that do -- to bin Laden there was not a leading though all the people who are not criticize me wanted to leave the net debt.
You brought up and -- everywhere happy I don't take my second.
-- laden says that big bin Laden may have run as -- -- the weakness of the united it would normally we'd left right away.
But he wasn't involved in the that's just -- possible that was about it.
Not need a Muslim warlord murdering 22 Pakistani Muslim troops we were all there on humanitarian mission we had -- mission.
Not to establish a certain kind of Somali government are keeping an -- he was not a religious fanatic mr.
I'll cut it with respect at night without buttons had to -- -- 93 and not ask you brought it up yeah federal question and and you can answer.
The 9/11 commission.
-- would you talk about and that is what they did not letting the -- pretended that what they say that about you and President Bush and I quote.
The US government took the threat seriously.
But not sense of mustering anything right.
The kind of effort that would be gathered to confront an enemy of the first second.
Or even third run that first well that's not true and well and I cannot allow argument let's do -- Richard Clark do you think with -- Clark.
It's of -- yes I do you do doctors.
At a variety of opinions and -- -- not yet who aren't aware of that.
Here's a variety of -- as a lawyer -- now.
But let's look at the facts he worked for Ronald Reagan he -- loyal to him he worked for George W.
Bush he was loyal to him he worked for me and he was ultimately.
He worked for President Bush he was loyal to him.
They downgraded him and the -- -- Now.
Look what he read his book and -- -- factual.
Assertions are opinions.
He said we took vigorous action after the African embassies we.
Probably nearly got bin Laden would I ought to run a white and yellow light -- when I -- don't know I authorized.
I authorized the CIA to to get a -- together to try to kill him.
I -- run by George Tenet that President Bush gave the medal of freedom to say the goods setting hopefully characters.
The country never had a conference here.
-- Fewer recruits wanting you can put -- for the after the total.
I had -- -- To go into Afghan.
Overthrew the Taliban and a full scale attack search for Benoit.
We needed base.
In Uzbekistan which we got an.
FBI that sort.
That panel on which was while I was.
They refused -- I -- had and a few hundred special forces and helicopters refuel and not even in the eleven commission didn't do.
The nine elevenths -- the political documents and all I'm asking is believe I was at a new and you read Richard Clark do you think you know because I didn't -- -- right but at least I tried that difference in the including all the right when.
They ridiculed for trying they have track they did not try.
-- -- -- so I try and play.
-- not fail -- and comprehensive.
And the country Dick Clark -- him.
So you did Fox's bidding moments ago.
You did your life's little conservative hit up for what I wanna know where -- either way it'll western don't know what I'm note it was a perfectly legitimate question.
But I -- -- How many people in the -- I want people districts against what you do anything medical I wouldn't know how many people you -- -- -- Dick Clark I want repeatedly -- Add if you -- about Crocs and I believe you ask them and we asked plenty of questions and didn't let it.
Tell the truth about this call military type I -- that -- -- -- plenty of stuff that your wrestler.
-- -- -- -- Because you're gonna get lot of criticism from Rupert -- we're gonna work on climate.
And you came here under false pretense that says he's been at the time talk about you -- it's -- have -- talking about.
What we get at -- seven billion dollars plus in three to two minutes and 215.
Different commitment and you don't care act but President Clinton didn't look at all of us how the questions about a item and then -- -- on its.
-- because you didn't.
Formulated and willing and people -- questions -- -- And here we are -- -- -- not for a Richard Clarke -- clear in his testimony talk about the about it Clinton global and didn't know where things are right well.
Australia is you you you falsely accuse -- of giving aid and comfort to bin Laden the cause of what happens tomorrow.
No one -- al-Qaeda exist -- the but there -- -- and 1998 when he declared war on the US could no in nineteen associate athletic like running on the UN doesn't look good now and 2000 worried about all what.
I work hard try to -- -- authorized funding curriculum.
We contract with -- to -- and I got closer Killen and anybody on him.
And if -- were still president we have weren't pulling out troops there trying to count.
Now I've never -- President Bush -- like this but you know we didn't have a government that think Afghanistan is only 17 as important.
-- -- If you ask me about terror Qaeda with that sort of org this thing went all you have to do -- Richard Clarke's book.
Look at what we did it in properties systematic way to try to protect the country against terror.
And -- got the smirk on his face -- so clever but I had responsibility for trying to protect this country.
I tried and I failed to get -- I regret but.
And I did everything not to not responsibly -- the entire military against sending special for.
In Afghanistan and we humanize helicopter.
-- went totally -- littler ones because we could not yet again in the FBI last -- -- That al-Qaeda was responsible while I was principles and so I left office.
And yet I can ask about the time they had 300.
Deal -- it and they'll play Iran and I think that strikes can I ask you about the Clinton Global Initiative.
-- and I always intended to.
No -- who did note that move your bones -- do -- which is perfectly and but I don't mind people asking I actually talked to the island for four groups and I told them they -- And I heard them -- those mostly.
Because I thought -- -- had been perfect.
Of -- by talking about those things.
I always get these clever little.
Political yields were later we went to questions.
In the elegant.
And it always control -- sort.
And so what.
And so I don't know what I ask you about the Clinton global -- what -- And I sat and I -- I am upset because.
I thought about it as a good thing people lines well let's talk about it tonight and its own people's mind.
That's when I'm from.
There's these and its people's minds because they've been here is that from happening to create and -- This country only has one person -- work here from the terrorists and under Reagan -- terrorist incidents and only one.
And a lot anybody is you want -- what we did wrong or right.
Are anybody did read his book.
The people on moderate political right to say I didn't do enough.
That the whole time I was president I think -- -- have been a lot that was wag the dog when he tried to kill.
Not Republican secretary defense and I think I'm the only present world were to have -- advance of the -- party.
Richard Clarke and all the intelligent people said that I ordered a vigorous attempt to -- Milan and came closer apparently knew about his sense and you guys try to create -- -- it.
Impression when all you're doing great Richard -- findings and you know it's not true not true.
And all this business about Somalia.
Follow the same people who criticize me about Somalia were demanding -- legal -- -- -- -- that credit what so if you're gonna do this.
Forgot they are signs banners are I think we at -- flat and fair and we didn't.
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