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Clinton's Catch, The Millenium Bomber is Key Weapon in the War on Terror

Reported by Donna - April 13, 2005

Today on Studio B with Rick Folbaum substituting for Shepard Smith, we learned that the millenium bomber, who was caught at the end of 1999, during the Clinton administration, was playing a key weapon in the war on terror.

However, Fox presented the report without all the praise and glory that they would have given to President Bush, had it happened on his watch. In fact, President Clinton's name wasn't mentioned once.

Folbaum spoke with Dan Springer in Seattle about the 'millenium bomber' who was arrested at the end of 1999 with a car load of bomb making material, as he tried to cross from Canada into Washington state. He was on his way to bomb the Los Angeles Airport.

Springer said the millenium bomber was trying to get his plea-bargained sentence reduced so he was singing like the proverbial canary. In a period of two years after he was jailed, intelligence sources have 200 hours of interviews and 65 depositions on other terrorists.

He also added that the millenium bomber has given up 100 players in Al Qaeda plus helped break up a terrorist cell in Germany.

Though he had originally plea-bargained for 27 years, officially that plea-bargain has been dropped, with officials hoping to have him sentenced from 50 to 127 years. His sentencing will take place in two weeks.

Comment: It was so good to hear that a terrorist, who was captured while Bill Clinton was president, was actually giving us information to fight the war on terror. In fact, maybe this goes to prove how effective our methods can be when we use due process. However, had this happened during the Bush administration, we would have heard accolades from the reporters and Bush's name would have been mentioned many times. Not one time did Fox mention that this terrorist was caught while Bill Clinton was president.

Maybe our readers can help. Can anyone tell us how many foreign terrorists have been tried and prosecuted since President Bush has come into office?

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