“When military action was finally taken against bin Laden, it proved to be ineffective and even counterproductive. On August 20, 1998, U.S. warships in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf fired a series of cruise missiles at four terrorist training camps. …The bombing of the terrorist training camps was carried out even though bin Laden was known to have left the area. …Failing to go after bin Laden–preferring to blow up buildings instead–betrayed a lack of seriousness by the [Clinton] administration.”

 – Bill Gertz, Breakdown, Page 18