Last month, Fox’s Chris Wallace asked President Clinton why he didn’t respond to the Oct. 12, 2000 bombing of the U.S.S. Cole. He asked the question even though the “CIA and the FBI refused to certify that Bin Laden was responsible” until early 2001, which foreclosed the possibility of a full response during the Clinton administration.
Clinton pressed Wallace: “I want to know how many people in the Bush administration you asked why didn’t you do anything about the Cole.” Wallace responded, “We asked, we asked.”
In fact, he hadn’t asked. Neither Chris Wallace, nor his predecessor, Tony Snow, ever asked anyone in the Bush administration why they failed to respond to the bombing of the U.S.S Cole. (They had 42 opportunities with top administration officials to do so, including 23 with Condoleezza Rice.)
Wallace claimed he asked Clinton the question, because “I got a lot of e-mail from viewers.”
This weekend, Condoleezza Rice will be back on Fox News Sunday. Email Chris Wallace and tell him to ask the Secretary of State this question:
Prior to 9/11, you had eight months to respond to the al-Qaeda attack on the U.S.S. Cole. Why didn’t the Bush administration take action and put al-Qaeda out of business?
You can email Wallace HERE.