Osama bin Laden In Custody by Christmas

from The Advertiser (AU)
The US-led coalition in Afghanistan is confident of capturing al-Qaeda terror network chief Osama bin Laden, who has long eluded determined efforts to catch him, by the end of the year, a US military spokesman said today.

Lieutenant Colonel Bryan Hilferty said the hunt for militant remnants of the ousted Islamic fundamentalist Taliban regime, including its leader Mullah Omar, bin Laden and former Afghan premier and warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, was continuing.

"Osama bin Laden, Mullah Omar and Hekmatyar represent a threat to the world and they need to be destroyed. We believe we will catch them within this year," Hilferty told reporters in Kabul.
The Bush Admin gets legitimized amid widespread public criticism post-2000 dubious election by attacks by Osama Bin Laden, whose family sits on boards with the Bushes. Enter Afghanistan and oil pipelines, raise military budget, pay Halliburton (made up of the GOP heads). Invade Iraq, take oil, Halliburton gets caught overcharging. When Patriot Act 2 needs signing on a Saturday, trot out Saddam Hussein. Plant seed during election year of military's confidence in suddenly finding Osama this year, who should be dead from lack of dialysis technology, etc ...