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GAO: Bush Administration has no plan to catch Bin Laden or wipe out al Qaida

Link (and you can click through to get the PDF of the actual report, which is worth reading):

The Bush administration doesn't have a comprehensive strategy for eliminating Osama bin Laden's sanctuary in Pakistan's tribal region and preventing the region from being used for launching terrorist attacks on the United States, the investigative arm of Congress said Thursday.

President Bush and his senior lieutenants frequently claim that eradicating the threat that bin Laden's al Qaida terrorist network poses to United States and its allies is their top national-security priority.

But in a scathing report, the Government Accountability Office said there was no plan that "includes all elements of national power - diplomatic, military, intelligence, development assistance, economic and law enforcement support - called for by the various national-security strategies and Congress."

The GAO is a non-partisan, independent office. Its composition does not change based on who controls Congress. It has never been accused of partisan bias. Expect that to change now, of course, if this story actually gets any play (so far nowhere to be seen on the homepage for Yahoo News or CNN, unlike "Polygamy teen turned to topless dancing").

By fnord12 | April 17, 2008, 3:38 PM | Liberal Outrage