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â€¦The Age of Sacred Terror justifies the Clinton strike on Khartoum on the grounds that "Iraqi weapons-scientists" were linked to Bin Laden's factory and that the suggestive chemical EMPTA, detected at the site, was used only by Iraq to make VX nerve gas. At the time, Clarke defended the bombing in almost the same words, telling the press that he was "sure" that "intelligence existed linking bin Laden to Al Shifa's current and past operators, the Iraqi nerve gas experts and the National Islamic Front in Sudan."
I doubt any measure of evidence will convince the anti-war folks of an Al-Qaidi / Iraq connection. Nevertheless, I offer this story about the only terrorism expert with credibility in liberal circles. Richard Clarke.