That just doesn't look right. Al Qaeda is or is it Al Qaeda are? Anyway, more to the point, the Bush administration continue to tell us that Al Qaeda remains dangerous but it appears that we aren't doing anything to decrease that danger. It appeared that we tried to bomb an Al Qaeda outpost in Pakistan and instead bombed some Pakistani soldiers. Look for me it is very simple, if Al Qaeda cause 9/11 we need to hunt down these guys no matter where they are. If they surrender, then they will be put on trial. If they don't they should be shot. It is very simple.
Late last year, top Bush administration officials decided to take a step they had long resisted. They drafted a secret plan to make it easer for the Pentagon’s Special Operations forces to launch missions into the snow-capped mountains of Pakistan to capture or kill top leaders of Al Qaeda.
Intelligence reports for more than a year had been streaming in about Osama bin Laden’s terrorism network rebuilding in the Pakistani tribal areas, a problem that had been exacerbated by years of missteps in Washington and the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, sharp policy disagreements, and turf battles between American counterterrorism agencies. (more...)