“In February 1998, six months before the [African embassy] bombings, Sudan’s intelligence chief once more offered to share terrorism data with the FBI in a letter addressed to David Williams, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Middle East and North Africa. Keep in mind the Sudanese, who had played host to bin Laden for five years, were in possession of extraordinary intelligence about the way he did business. Further, the government in Khartoum was highly motivated to cooperate, because it wanted its assets in U.S. banks unfrozen. But SAC Williams replied to the Sudanese on June 24 [1998] that he was ‘not in a position to accept your kind offer’–and another opportunity to interdict bin Laden months before the embassy bombings, was lost.”

 – Peter Lance, Triple Cross, Pages 287-288