Bush Running Out of Time to Catch Bin Laden

President calls on British special forces to help make capture
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 15, 2008 12:32 PM CDT
Bush Running Out of Time to Catch Bin Laden
Areas of Pakistan under control of Taliban leaders have been turned largely into scattered remains of ghost towns, occupied only by military and opposition fighters.   (AP Photo/Stephen Graham)

President Bush has renewed the hunt for Osama bin Laden, enlisting the aid of British special forces to make the capture before he leaves the White House next year, the Times of London reports. Bush's European farewell tour moved today to England, which has participated in renewed raids in northern Pakistan. “Bush is swinging for the fences in the hope of scoring a home run,” said an intelligence source.

A US intelligence source says that if Bush "can say he has killed Saddam Hussein and captured bin Laden, he can claim to have left the world a safer place.” But the terrorist leader has proven elusive for 7 years, and Pakistan, although it “completely sanctioned” the search on its soil, isn't entirely happy with the international military presence. (More George W. Bush stories.)

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