Bush Says Al Qaeda Leaders Are 'Dismantled'
President Bush said on Tuesday al Qaeda’s leadership had been dismantled but it could take years to finish the job of crushing militant networks. “We dismantled the chief operators of al Qaeda,” Bush told a joint news conference with Pakistan President Gen. Pervez Musharraf. “Slowly but surely we’re dismantling the networks,” Bush said. “It could take a day, or it could take a month, it could take years.” Washington blames Osama bin Laden’s militant al Qaeda network for several attacks on U.S. targets, including the Sept. 11, 2001 destruction of the World Trade Center in New York. Reports linked al Qaeda to suicide bombings in Saudi Arabia last month. Musharraf told the news conference bin Laden may be moving between Afghanistan and Pakistan in a “treacherous” border area. “The possibility of his (bin Laden’s) maybe shifting sides on the border is very much there,” he said. Full Story