Thursday, January 29, 2004

Pentagon plans spring offensive into Afghanistan/Pakistan: "Officials already have said they hope to finally capture bin Laden this year, a development that could benefit President Bush in the November election. One senior defense official said Pentagon leaders determined a couple of months ago that it is important to catch bin Laden, more for the symbolism than for his military value."

Having let al-Qaeda go whilst they attacked Iraq, to pick Bin Laden up before the election would be an important propaganda coup for Bush.

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