So is it time to stop looking for him?
Or do you agree with General McChrystal who yesterday said “I don’t think that we can finally defeat al Qaeda until he’s captured or killed” ? Is Osama bin Laden too iconic to give up on?
Here’s our post on this from last week:
The hunt for the world’s most wanted man has got a new lead.
Leading US expert, former CIA analyst Bruce Riedel, says this is an important breakthrough.
These claims cannot be verified and they have been rejected by an independent authorities of the Ghazni province – the area where Bin Laden is said to be undercover.
However, he is still at large and escaped from the Tora Bora mountains under the nose of George W. Bush’s military commaders, according to a US Senate report released last Sunday. His escape was down to a lack of trust and coordination between Washington and Islamabad.
It this source is correct, however, Pakistan can breathe a sigh of relief; they don’t have Bin Laden on their soil.
So tell us what you think…Is this the breakthrough in finding Bin Laden? Why has the west been unable to find him so far? Should we be focussing on finding Bin Laden or on quelling the counter insurgency militants?