“Twenty-four Pakistani peacekeepers were ambushed and shot by [Somali warlord Mohammed Farrah] Aideed’s forces on June 5, 1993. The United Nations, with the Clinton Administration’s agreement, put a $25,000 prize on Aideed’s head and authorized UN peacekeeping forces (including American soldiers) to arrest him for the deaths of the peacekeepers. President Clinton later told the press [on June 12, 1993], ‘We cannot have a situation where one of these warlords, while everyone else is cooperating, decides that he can go out and slaughter twenty peacekeepers.’ ”

 – Richard Miniter, Losing Bin Laden, Page 57