U.S. General Says Bin Laden 'Out of the Picture'
A senior U.S. general said on Friday that al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden had “taken himself out of the picture” and that his capture was not essential to winning the “war on terror.” General Peter Pace, vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at U.S. military headquarters just north of Kabul that the 11,500-strong U.S.-led force hunting al Qaeda and Taliban militants was not focusing on individuals. “He (bin Laden) has taken himself out of the picture,” Pace told reporters after visiting U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan. “It is not an individual that is as important as is the ongoing campaign of the coalition against terrorists,” he said. Full Story