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Thursday, April 08, 2004
      ( 3:23 PM )
Whooop - there he is

So, evidently finding Bin Laden is not such a tough job after all:

Osama Bin Laden is attempting to enter the Arabic
Gulf state of Yemen by means of a sea vessel which
his team hope to board along the coast of Pakistan.
Al Jazeera were told by local villagers that two
attempts to board vessels have failed due to
increased security around the coastal region of

According to sources, Bin Laden who in March
entered into Pakistan escaped Pakistani and
American troops after his location was successfully
pin-pointed. Since then he has headed South and
now is attempting to leave the region entirely to
escape to the tribal region of Yemen.

This sort of puts to bed the rumors that he's sitting in Gitmo already waiting for the October surprise. But I think that even if we were able to pluck him out of the sea on his way to Yemen, I'm not sure how much of a victory that would be for Bush at this point. The Madrid bombings have proven that terror groups have spawned independent of Bin Laden's direct command, and at this point killing him or imprisoning him isn't going to calm things down. Also, the question remains as to whether we could have found him a year ago if we hadn't diverted all our resources into the quagmire that is Iraq.

It also makes me wonder if it is so easy for AlJazeera to get news from tribal people about where Bin Laden is, what are we doing fighting up in Waziristan right now...or is that done and we just didn't hear about it?

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