One of President Clinton's most outspoken supporters on Capitol Hill says he believes Clinton made a mistake last month in ordering the bombing of a Sudanese factory suspected of manufacturing chemical weapons agents.

Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., said Thursday in a letter to Clinton that he initially supported the bombing of sites in both Sudan and Afghanistan but now believes the administration went too far in the Sudan attack.Frank said he did not mean to argue that there was no case for the Aug. 20 bombing. "But being able to make a case is far from being able to justify a military attack on an installation in a foreign country," he said.