Continuing with his ‘Declaration of War Against America‘ on August 23, 1996, bin Laden said, we ” ‘hold you responsible for all the killings and evictions of the Muslims and the violation of the sanctities, carried out by your Zionist brothers in Lebanon; you openly supplied them with arms and finance. More than 600,000 Iraqi children have died due to lack of food and medicine and as a result of the unjustifiable aggression [sanctions] imposed on Iraq and its nation. The children of Iraq are our children. You, the USA, together with the Saudi regime, are responsible for the shedding of the blood of these innocent children.’ ”

 – James Bamford, A Pretext for War, Page 166