As long as I have you here, John, or anyone else, can you confirm what Irene said about Iran offering to capture bin Laden after 9/11 and the U.S. turning them down? I've followed the international scene fairly closely in those years and I have never heard that. Sudan offered bin Laden to the U.S. in '98 and it is speculated in the intelligence\counterterrorism\security industry that bin Laden might have fled to Iran after 9/11.
And speaking of Iran, Hillary Clinton spoke to a pro-Israel lobby group and said "U.S. policy must be clear and unequivocal: We cannot, we should not, we must not permit Iran to build or acquire nuclear weapons," the Democrat told a crowd of Israel supporters. "In dealing with this threat ... no option can be taken off the table."
~Brian Birmingham, AL On Feb 2, 2007, at 8:42 AM, John McCreery wrote:
I haven't been tracking this discussion closely.