Apr 3, 2011 6:00pm EDT
scenario of the states being a problem. they were concerned about iraq and china and anti-ballistic missile defense, which of course anti-ballistic missile defense would not stop a terrorist attack. >> but did you say that clinton failed to go after them when he should have? >> the response was kind of ineffectual, cruise missile attacks aimed at their training camps in 1998 did not kill them, stop their operations. part of the blame also goes to the u.s. military because when clinton was saying what kind of military operations can we do against al qaeda and afghanistan, the army would come back with the invasion of normandy as a plan, not the small-operations plan that clinton wanted. soak the plans were never going to fly. the cia -- so the plans were never going to fly. the cia th, when it came the moment to pull the trigger, the intelligence was off. so the national security advisor and other people in the chain would say we do not have it. we don't really know if he is going to be there, this osama bin laden. in the trigger was never polls. >> let's jump a little bit into the bush era.