Former president Bill Clinton is irked after a question by Chris Wallace on why he hadn’t “put bin Laden and al-Qaeda out of business.” “At least I tried,” Clinton went on to say. “That’s the difference [between] me and some.”

Photo Credit: By Michael Simon — Fox News Sunday

Now I understand why Chris Wallace pointedly criticized the ABC Mini-series, The Path to 911 on Fox and Friends one morning before the mini-series aired. Wallace knew his anti-ABC comments would get the attention of the Clinton people.

In granting Chris Wallace of the Fox News Channel an interview, Clinton thought he was going to get the typical swooning, velvet gloved treatment he always gets from the Matt Lauers and Meredith Vieras of the antique media world.

That’s not the treatment Clinton received from Chris Wallace. Wallace actually asked hard and probing questions. Bubba even accused the mild mannered Mr. Wallace of smirking at him but Wallace kept his cool. Clinton couldn’t. He errupted angrily, his eyes bulging and his face turning red while he pointed that bony finger of old at Wallace.

So now the world has seen the famous, nasty, Clinton temper. Clinton was unable to keep under wraps what he didn’t want the world to know…. During his eight years in office Clinton was not interested in protecting our country against the attacks of Osama bin Laden. It was just too risky.

What can Clinton do to Chris Wallace and the Fox News Channel now?

Former president Bill Clinton angrily defended his administration’s counterterrorism record during a Fox News interview to be aired today, while accusing “President Bush’s neocons” and other Republicans of ignoring Osama bin Laden until the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Clinton had planned to discuss his climate change initiative during his appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” but he turned combative after host Chris Wallace asked why he hadn’t “put bin Laden and al-Qaeda out of business.” Clinton shot back that “all the conservative Republicans” who now criticize him for inattention to bin Laden used to criticize him for over-attention to bin Laden.

The transcript is already up at NewsBusters. It’s quite a read.

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