Here is just a couple of quotes from Clinton officials in response to the Cole attack:
Hat Tip: Coulter's Weekly Editorial
According to Rich Miniter, author of "Losing Bin Laden", Clinton's top national security advisers made the following classic Democrat excuses for doing nothing in response to the Cole attack:
Attorney General Janet Reno "thought retaliation might violate international law and was therefore against it."
CIA Director George Tenet "wanted more definitive proof that bin Laden was behind the attack, although he personally thought he was."
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright "was concerned about the reaction of world opinion to a retaliation against Muslims and the impact it would have in the final days of the Clinton Middle East peace process."
Secretary of Defense William Cohen "did not consider the Cole attack 'sufficient provocation' for a military retaliation."