1,274. 8/20/1998

National Security Advisor Sandy Berger answered the charge that there had been ambiguity about the CIA’s authorization to kill bin Laden: ” ‘We gave the CIA every inch of authorization it asked for. …There could not have been any doubt about what President [Bill] Clinton’s intent was after he fired 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Bin Laden in August [20] ’98.’ ”

 – Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, Without Precedent, Page 165

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