Former President Bill Clinton's plan to kill Osama bin Laden is now on the record.

Just hours before the 9-11 attacks 13 years ago, Clinton told a group of businessmen in Australia that he almost killed bin Laden during his presidency.  

"I could have killed him, but I would have to destroy a little town called Kandahar in Afghanistan, and killed 300 innocent women and children, and then I would have been no better than him," Clinton said. 

The remarks were played for the first time on Wednesday by SkyNews Australia.