1,362. 10/19/1998

On October 19, 1998, “U.S. ambassador to Pakistan William Milam reports that [Taliban leader Mullah] Omar is ‘strongly committed’ to bin Laden. He says it is ‘questionable’ whether any U.S. or Saudi effort can influence Omar’s decisions and uncertain whether Pakistan can.”

 – Roy Gutman, How We Missed the Story, Page 160

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