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U.S. Says al-Qaida Heads Hide for Bribes

The terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia are a fresh reminder that months of hunting for Osama bin Laden have failed to flush out the al-Qaida leader. Asked at a Pentagon news conference Thursday why the United States cannot find bin Laden, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld turned to his senior military adviser, Gen. Richard Myers, and said, “That’s a good question” — putting the Joint Chiefs chairman on the spot for an explanation. Myers said it appears that bin Laden and his top lieutenants are “in areas where they can bribe the (people) that are inclined to support them and protect them, and they are in very difficult areas on this Earth.” “That doesn’t mean that we don’t have people out this very minute out looking for him, as a matter of fact,” he added. Full Story

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