Pakistan challenged to find bin Laden

Times:

Gordon Brown told Pakistan to “take out” Osama bin Laden yesterday as Western frustration at its failure to capture the al-Qaeda leader burst into the public glare.

With America and Britain seeking support for their decisions in the next two days to send tens of thousands more troops to Afghanistan, Mr Brown told the Pakistani leadership that it had not done enough to catch the men — believed to be hiding in the north of the country — responsible for the September 11 attacks.

His criticism was aimed at the ISI, Pakistan’s intelligence service, which the West has long believed to be too close to extremist groups harbouring bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri.

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Pakistan's success in driving the Taliban from their lair in the tribal areas may have tempted Western leaders to thing they should go ahead and clean up the rest of the area where the religious bigots hide out. It maybe and idea whose time has come and it would certainly be beneficial to Pakistan and its Western supporters. Getting rid of the religious bigots would be a real boom for Pakistan investments, as well as making its people safer.

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