Actually the Afghans did offer bin Ladin, all they asked for in return was some assurances and respect. But Bush needed a war to jump start the economy. So rather than give the Afghans a few billion dollars in aid in return for their acceding to our demands, we blew $3T and allowed thousands of our young men to die in the longest war in US history. But we showed them!
The whole purpose of the entire fruitless exercise was to prime the pump for the military spending that is bankrupting us.
Your OWN SOURCE shows that you are telling distorted half-truths.
The Taliban didn't ask for assurance, they claimed they wanted "proof", which most people, including me, did not view this as an honest inquiry. They supported Bin Laden, allowed him to build his training camps, so I have no doubt that they knew damn well he was behind it. (In fact, this CBS news link from the time quotes the Taliban as admitting they communicated with Bin Laden through "Taliban security personnel who travel with him." Taliban Won't Turn Over Bin Laden - CBS News
Furthermore, your own source does NOT say the Taliban promised to turn Bin Laden to the US, but rather a "third party country that could not be pressured by the US". Which is exactly how Bin Laden ended up in Afghanistan; he was in Sudan, due to pressure from that country he left for Afghanistan. So, indeed, the Taliban would not actually be turning him over to face justice, but rather letting him pull up stakes for another move.
Your repeated half-truths come across once again as intellectually dishonest. And I really can't believe that you or anyone would seriously believe that the Taliban, an organization with a record of hatred of other religions (just look at their destruction of 1700 year old Buddha statues), who blatantly allowed bin Laden and others to operate Islamic terrorist training camps, who committed flagrant war crimes on their own populace while gaining control of the country, have ANY credibility. Really? You believe the lies that come from them over statement from the US government?
And here's the bottom line. The Taliban clearly were aiding and abetting Bin Laden in the first place by letting him set up the terrorist camps in the first place, and by protecting him after the fact. Quite frankly, they have no room to negotiate, and they have essentially declared war on the United States. I think the US had moral right to obliterate them, no second chances. It's fine to discuss if it would be WISE to do so, which it well may not be, but morally, the US was attacked by them through their Bin Laden/Al-Qaida and the Taliban closed ranks with them, so there is NO QUESTION that the US could go to war on them with a clear conscience.
You just come across as an apologist for them, using half-truths.