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We have the support of several neighboring countries including, partially, Pakistan.

Support is far too strong of a word.

We installed a new government in Afghanistan.

How are they going to help us?

There's only maybe 1/20th of either Afghanistan or Pakistan that could contain bin Laden.


It's a limited area and we've been there for 3 years.

You're just wrong. Bin Laden is a folk hero there. The population in the entire region will do anything to help hide him. The specific mountainous region you seen to be referring to in Southeast Afghanistan is some of the toughest country in the world. Our guys have resorted to riding horses to get around because no other vehicle will do.

So what's the problem?

If I gave you unlimited resources and promised you a fortune in return, would you find a needle in the carpet of a small room? I'll bet you'd be successful eventually. How about a needle in a haystack? Less plausible but with the right equipment, a determined person might pull it off. Now what if I asked you to find a specific needle in Nebraska. Wouldn't you think it funny if others questioned your resolve when you were unsuccessful there?

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