POLITICS-US: Bush Had No Plan to Catch Bin Laden after 9/11

So New Zealand has send troops into Afghanistan to support the coalition of the killing willing to catch Osama bin Laden, or save women or bring democracy or whatever and all that time Dubbya has no plans whatsoever to catch the big bad terrorist?

WASHINGTON, Sep 29 (IPS) – New evidence from former U.S. officials reveals that the George W. Bush administration failed to adopt any plan to block the retreat of Osama bin Laden and other al Qaeda leaders from Afghanistan to Pakistan in the first weeks after 9/11.

That failure was directly related to the fact that top administration officials gave priority to planning for war with Iraq over military action against al Qaeda in Afghanistan.

As a result, the United States had far too few troops and strategic airlift capacity in the theatre to cover the large number of possible exit routes through the border area when bin Laden escaped in late 2001.

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