Hunt For Bin Laden

Pakistan's rep in military coalition thinks bin Laden not in area near Pakistan border US

A top Pakistani general is expressing doubts Osama bin Laden is in the mountainous region on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. General Tariq Khan says it makes no sense for bin Laden to hole up in an area where you have 75-thousand Pakistani troops on one side of the border and 18-thousand coalition troops on the other. In his words, "It would make more sense to hide in a city. Why go into the wilderness where there are so many people roaming around?" Tariq is Pakistan's lead national representative in the coalition effort to secure Afghanistan. But he scoffs at the notion that it will be possible to completely smash al-Qaida. He notes "the war on terror has been going on for two-thousand years" and says "there will always be lunatics running around."