Bush: Our challenge is to stop bin Laden

by on March 3rd, 2005

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/03/03/terror/main677798.shtml

(CBS/AP) President George W. Bush made rare mention of Osama bin Laden on Thursday, calling efforts to block the terrorist leader’s hope of attacking America again “the greatest challenge of our day.”

Bush insisted the so-far unsuccessful hunt for the al Qaeda founder is “keeping the pressure on.”

Bin Laden’s trail has gone cold more than three years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, and Bush hardly ever utters the name of the man he once declared wanted “dead or alive” and repeatedly promised would be caught.

But bin Laden made the headlines again this week, as intelligence officials said that he has enlisted the help of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the top al Qaeda figure in Iraq, to plan new attacks inside the United States.

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