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US Frustrated with Saddam, Bin Laden, Omar at Large

The United States is struggling to haul in its three most-wanted men — Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden and Mullah Mohammed Omar — but it is the kind of mission analysts say can leave even a superpower feeling weak. “Even when you are the world’s superpower with all this technology available to you, trying to track down and find one guy and kill him is really hard,” Defense analyst Charles Pena of the Cato Institute said on Thursday. Saddam, Iraq’s toppled president, was driven from power by a U.S.-led invasion launched in March, but his whereabouts remain unknown 2-1/2 months after the fall of Baghdad. Al Qaeda leader bin Laden, who President Bush in 2001 declared was “wanted dead or alive” and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld predicted “we’re going to get him,” also has eluded capture, and al Qaeda remains an acute threat. Full Story

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