Clinton's statement came on the day before the 9/11 attacks at an address to Australian business leaders and the audio was obtained by Sky News Australia.
"I'm just saying, you know, if I were Usama bin Laden -- he's a very
smart guy, I've spent a lot of time thinking about him -- and I nearly
got him once," Clinton said on the recording.
"I nearly got him. And I could have killed him, but I would have to
destroy a little town called Kandahar in Afghanistan and kill 300
innocent women and children, and then I would have been no better than
him. And so I didn't do it."
Scheuer explained that the situation, in Dec. 1998, did not unfold the
way Clinton claimed, calling the former president a "liar."
Scheuer recalls that bin Laden had gone from his home in southern
Kandahar to Kandahar city to meet with Mullah Omar and other Taliban
leaders. He said bin Laden stayed too late and ended up staying the
night in a wing of the governor's palace.
"We had an asset that put him in that room, escorted him there and
reported to us where he was. The attack would have occurred in the
middle of the night and it would have killed no one but Taliban people
and Usama bin Laden and his crew," said Scheuer.
He recalled that on that day in 1998, he was at the White House while
then-CIA Director George Tenet met with Clinton about a potential strike
against bin Laden.
"When Tenet came out, he didn't say a word.http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/08/01/ex-head-cia-bin-laden-unit-new-clinton-tape-hes-monumental-liar