1,955. 3/25/2001

“In [late] March 2001, after the United Nations had passed a half dozen resolutions demanding that [Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad] Omar turn over Osama, he again refused: ‘Half of my country has been destroyed by two decades of war. If the remaining half is also destroyed in trying to protect Mr. bin Laden, I am willing for this sacrifice.’ “ [The 25th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Bruce Riedel, Deadly Embrace, Page 56

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