Bush Confident Bin Laden Would Be Captured
KABUL, Afghanistan - President Bush, on an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, vowed Wednesday to stand by this emerging democracy and "not cut and run" in the face of rising violence. He also predicted Osama bin Laden would be captured despite a futile five-year hunt. "I'm confident he will be brought to justice," Bush said, standing alongside Afghan President Hamid Karzai outside the presidential palace.
Well, as long as he's confident. I mean, after all we've only been looking for him for five years. The problem really, though, isn't that our search has been a dismal failure, but that al-Quada has become a franchise operation. Yeah, bin Laden is there for moral support but he's not necessarily vital to the operation anymore. Cold comfort, Mr. Bush. Cold comfort.