Bush: Bin Laden capture - ”greatest challenge”
US President Bush on Thursday said the capture of al Qaeda network chief Osama Bin Laden continues to be the "greatest challenge."
Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, Bush said "Recently, we learned that Osama bin Laden has urged the terrorist (Abu Musab) Zarqawi to form a group to conduct attacks outside Iraq, including here in the United States. We're on a constant hunt for bin Laden. We're keeping the pressure on him, keeping him in hiding. And today, Zarqawi understands that coalition and Iraqi troops are on a constant hunt for him, as well. Coalition and Iraqi forces have caught and killed several of his key lieutenants. We're working every day and night to dismantle his network and to bring him to justice."
"Bin Laden's message is a telling reminder that al Qaeda still hopes to attack us on our own soil. Stopping them is the greatest challenge of our day. ...We will do everything in our power to meet that challenge."