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US will send troops to Pakistan to look for Osama: Bush

September 21, 2006 15:25 IST

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In a rare face off, US President George W Bush has threatened to send American forces in pursuit of Osama bin Laden, inviting a firm refusal by President Pervez Musharraf who said his troops were capable of doing the job themselves.

Responding to a question if he would order US forces to go after bin Laden in Pakistan if he received good intelligence on the fugitive al Qaeda leader's location, President Bush in an interview to CNN said Wednesday, "absolutely".

"We would take action necessary to bring him (bin Laden) to justice," said Bush, who is meeting Musharraf at the White House next week.

Later addressing a press conference, Musharraf said that he would not allow the sovereignty of his country to be breached by the US.

"We will do it ourselves... we are able to do everything, wherever we locate anybody... there have been many such occasions where we have located al Qaeda or Taliban activity and we have struck with full force very successfully," Musharraf told reporters when asked about Bush's comment.

Bush praised the Pakistani President for his efforts to dismantle al Qaeda terror network.

"I view President Musharraf as somebody who would like to bring al Qaeda to justice. As a matter of fact we would be discussing that with him on that subject on Friday at the

White House," he said.

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Number of User Comments: 8

Sub: Not Possible

pakistan is important for CIA and pentagon for US politics and policies. Bringing Osama to justice will never happen as long as CIA and pentagon ...

Posted by Jatin Patel

Sub: US must send troops to Pakistan

Mere dost Netaji Bush.. sooner the better.. the longer you delay nearer your country in witnessing yet again 9/11s.. You dont need extra sense in ...

Posted by Jayan

Sub: Pak lie can be nailed at last

it would be the dawn of a golden era on planet earth if Bush sends his troops inside Pakistan to kill, maim or shackle Osama, ...

Posted by arun kumar

Sub: Mush & bush

Yes US Army is doing absloutely right specially bush. Because pakistani govt had a full support to bin landen specially by mush.

Posted by neel

Sub: Regarding musharaff

Yes, Us is doing absloutely right by trooping the US forces to Pakistan. Coz Bin laden had a full support from the pakistani govt specially ...

Posted by neel



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