From The Clinton News Network, February 13, 1999:
Saddam Hussein offered asylum
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has offered asylum to bin Laden, who openly supports Iraq against the Western powers.
Despite repeated demands from Washington, the Taliban refused to hand over bin Laden after the August 7 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, demanding proof of his involvement in terrorist activities.
However, in recent weeks, both the United States and Britain have renewed their pressure on the Taliban to expel bin Laden.
Pakistan, a strong ally of the Taliban and one of only three countries to recognize the movement's control over Afghanistan, also has been asked by the United States to use its influence to have bin Laden expelled from Afghanistan.
"We have been asked, but we can't force the Taliban to do anything they don't want to do," Foreign Minister Sartaj Aziz said last week.
The Taliban did promise that bin Laden would not use Afghanistan as a staging arena for terrorist activities.
Bin Laden came to Afghanistan from Sudan more than five years ago while the Taliban's opposition ruled the country.
And you think your sorry asses deserve respect? Your pathetic attempts at rewriting history have failed. Your idiocy has left the Democrat party in ruins. Yet you cling to your delusions. Thank you. :) Never change.