State Dept. Files on Bin Laden
In his book, Lies and the ..., Franken wrote at length, how Bill Clinton was obssessed about fighting terror and harshly criticized anybody, including Sean Hannity, who challenged that assertion. Franken even went on to cite a quote from Barton Gellman of the Washington Post which said of Clinton, that he was the:
"first administration to undertake a systematic anti-terrorist effort."
Now, we all know what an avid reader of the NY Times Franken is and we know that Franken and Brock monitor the O'Reilly Factor, so it will be intetresting to see if Franken follows up on the recent stories reported in both the Times as well as by O'Reilly, that "the State Department had warned the Clinton administration in July of 1996 that OBL's move to Afghanistan would give him an even more dangerous haven...and according to the state dept, the administration chose not to deter the move."
So, will Franken retract what he wrote about Clintons efforts against terrorism?
Will he attack O'Reilly, and call him a liar for attacking Clinton?
Will he even acknowledge the NY Times story (August 17, 2005)?