170. 5/15/1984

"In May 1984, Vice President George H. W. Bush visited the region [Pakistan] and peeked across the border into Afghanistan from the Khyber Pass in Pakistan. Armed with a $14 million check for humanitarian relief, Bush told the refugees, 'Across the border, a brutal war is being waged against the people of Afghanistan. I know your resistance will continue until the Soviets realize they cannot be able to subjugate Afghanistan.' We do not know exactly where bin Laden was at that moment, but during this period he was in nearby Afghanistan…Chances are, this is the closest that Osama bin Laden and George H.W. Bush ever got physically. They were in the same region at roughly the same time. And most important, they were fighting for the same cause." [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – House of Bush, House of Saud, Craig Unger, 5/15/1984

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