You really seem to be right, I can't find any other explanation. This likely caused the deaths of tens of thousands of people.
I'm so sorry, your HERO Richard Clarke testified in the 911 Commission PUBLIC hearings that he still believes it was a WMD factory and that they picked up tracers of Sarin gas components on the ground outside. If you RECALL, at the TIME - Saddam's WMD scientists, under SCRUTINY in Iraq post 91 war - were MOVED to various "cooperative" nations, one being Lybia, another Syria, another North Korea, another SUDAN...Khartoum was under the influence of the SAUDI'S and the bin laden FAMILY was financing a very large NEW AIRPORT - amongst other things at the time.
Now, neocons LOVE to say Clinton bombed an aspirin factory...
What we GET nowadays are big fat liars, both presumably on the side of the USA, with their PARTISAN stories wrapped up in PARTY RHETORIC.
So WHAT is the truth ?
The truth is, they both tell a partial tale in this case- YES the place made "aspirin" - so yes it WAS an "aspirin factory" - the problem being it could ALSO easily make WMD.
See: DUAL USE
So the trick is to be SMARTER than both SMACK TALKING JACKASSES on both sides of the party aisles.
Do you REALIZE what kind- what KIND that is not KIND at all - of GOVERNMENT runs SUDAN - and waht kind did at the TIME ?
Look up ALL the African nations in the upper half - 2/3rds of Africa, and see what the RELIGIOUS layout is the populations and WHAT TYPE OF GOVERNMENT IS CURRENTLY IN PLACE.
You will find - MUSLIM in many more cases than you currently, no doubt assume. It's almost ALL MUSLIM CONTROLLED.