1,278. 8/20/1998

“The offer of Sudanese assistance [to arrest bin Laden] evaporated in August 1998 when President [Bill] Clinton ordered US military forces [on August 20, 1998] to destroy the pharmaceutical plant in Sudan that was suspected of being a chemical arms factory. …The Clinton administration turned down an official government offer of cooperation against terrorism in favor of bombing an apparently harmless pharmaceutical plant.”

 – Bill Gertz, Breakdown, Page 29

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