President George W. Bush said on Friday the U.S. hunt for Osama bin Laden was still on, denying it was less important after the CIA disbanded its bin Laden unit.
Following the September 11 attacks five years ago, Bush declared bin Laden was wanted "dead or alive."
"We got a lot of assets looking for Osama bin Laden," he said at a news conference, according to Reuters. "It's a matter of time, unless we stop looking. And we're not going to stop looking so long as I'm the president -- not only for Osama bin Laden, but anybody else who plots and plans attacks against the United States of America," Bush said.
"If we let up the pressure on him, the world's more dangerous," Bush said of bin Laden. "In the short run, we will bring these people to justice. ... In the long run, the way you defeat this enemy is to spread liberty, and that's what you're seeing unfold."