President Bush, on an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, vowed Wednesday to stand by this emerging democracy despite a resurgence of violence, saying "the United States is not cut and run."
He also pledged that Usama bin Laden and other planners of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks would be caught, despite a mostly futile five-year hunt.
"It's not a matter of if they're captured and brought to justice, it's when they're brought to justice," Bush said, standing side by side in the Afghan capital with President Hamid Karzai.
Bin Laden is believed to be hiding out somewhere along the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Read more.
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"UBL is in an intense state of hiding; hence, he has placed himself in a self-imposed state of capture. He is not a free man!" — Al
"If I could say any thing at all to the president, it would be: Get the job done!" — Dan
"We can’t stop trying until we do!" — Carlos
"The big bloated elephant in the room that no one is in an uproar over isn't the corrupt Republican Party, but UBL! He's got to be one of the tallest guys in Afghanistan. Why can't the world's most technically advanced military find him? We must hold this president accountable! Enough is enough! What happened in my hometown on 9/11 had NOTHING to do with Iraq and EVERYTHING to do with UBL. Where is he? Hello. Mr. President?" — Shannon (New York, NY)
"I think UBL will 'eventually' be caught, or most likely killed. I would rather see him killed. We have had Saddam captured all this time and still have not gotten anywhere with his trial. Saddam continues to make a mockery of his captivity, and even orchestrates his own trial. I feel it would be the same with a UBL trial." — Sam (Memphis, TN)
"Yes, UBL will be caught. We need to sustain the support and pressure on Afghanistan and Pakistan. Our special forces don't make a front-page announcement while hunting this guy. UBL has lots of money and sympathizers over there. It's only a matter of time. I hope they terminate him and don't bring him to trial." — Elizabeth
"He’ll die in a cave located somewhere in Pakistan...hopefully sooner than later." — C.W. (New York, NY)
"I think that unless Pakistan allows U.S. troops into their mountain regions to search for him, he will never be captured." — Shane
"Talk about being a flip-flopper! Five years ago Bush said he wanted him 'dead or alive.' Then about a year later Bush said it didn't matter to him whether we got him or not. Now that his approval rating is at 34% and Iraq is a disaster AND NOW he wants to talk about UBL? GIVE ME A BREAK!" — Sonya
"It's just a matter of time. Most Americans don't fully understand how difficult it is. Support the troops and our president in this very difficult endeavor." — Jake (USMC, Iraq)
"Perhaps if the Bush Administration had not created the distraction of Iraq he would have been captured. Now UBL is no longer a priority and it appears he will get away with murdering innocent Americans." — Eric
"Yes. Sooner or later, UBL will be captured. Despite his recent statements, I doubt that he has the courage to fight to the death. It is more his style to conduct attacks on unsuspecting men, women and children. UBL only has the significance we give him. Quit giving the enemy a forum and publicity. Stop talking. If we close and kill them, eventually he will turn up and be buried with the rest." — Steve
"We haven't caught the main conspirator of 9/11, nor did we finish the job in Afghanistan. I don't believe UBL will ever be caught. He's a lot smarter than Bush. Hey, but we have managed to make a mess out of Iraq and 2,296 of our brave soldiers are dead. I believe the Bush administration has totally mishandled this war on terror." — Claudia (Houston, TX)
"It would be great if we could catch UBL, but unless he makes a really stupid move out of his cave I don't see it happening. I don't think catching him change anything as far as these people that wanting to destroy us, there are too many who would like to step into UBL's shoes and carry on with the plans." — Jan (Indiana)
"Look, if they wanted this man they would already have him. I don't believe for one second that he is in the Afghanistan-Pakistan area either. I really don't think overall we are looking for UBL cause there is nothing to gain by finding him yet not finding him leaves a reason to continue overseas with what has been happening. Needless to say unless he comes out of his hole and throws his arms up in the air and say's Here I am, chances are he will never be found. I would suggest looking in the safest place he could be in right now: IRAN!" — Beth
"I see Bush is vowing to get UBL now that his approval rate is at 34%. Or maybe they want to take the focus off the UAE ports deal. I think it’s both and he is so dumb that he is a threat to the American people and himself." — Steve
"What a joke! Bush is too incompetent to even catch a cold. He is as much a irrelevant figure head as the Queen of England is. Bush will make an intelligent decision before UBL is ever captured and we know what the odds are of him making an intelligent decision." — Kevin (O'Fallon, MO)
"I KNOW he will be captured. Maybe has been, reason for Mr. Bush's visit? So he can be on the scene? At any rate, every morning in my prayers I ask that the evil one will be captured soon, and that Mr. Bush have God's help with all the decisions he has to make." — A.M.
"Yes, I think UBL will be caught, captured or killed, preferably the latter! Our troops are dedicated to this end!" — Jim (South Carolina)
"Yes, probably he will be, although I suspect the only real difference it will make is that it will give the democrats one less thing to scream about. Obviously they hope he isn't captured for political reasons." — Buck
"Tough talk again from ineffective, politically impotent president (34% popularity in the latest poll). This administration has 140,000 troops in Iraq and 10,000 troops in Afghanistan, which is the country that attacked the United States on 9/11. As long as Bush is the Commander-in-Chief, UBL will never be caught." — Randy (Kenner, LA)
"I don't believe that UBL will be taken alive but we will eventually kill him." — Thomas (Salt Lake City, UT)
"Bush's statement provides relief to those, in harms way, that all is still well and that the Commander-in-Chief is firmly behind the effort. Positive statements from the president, especially in a combat zone, energize the force. We must win this war because if we lose, the war will be in our back yards not the enemies." — Donald (CONT USAREC)
"I think he is dead already and has been dead for several years." — Jeffery (Hackettstown, NJ)
"If this administration had kept its eyes on the ball, and committed itself fully to Afghanistan and catching UBL in the first place, the U.S. would be in MUCH better shape today. Going into Iraq was a tragedy." — Anne (San Juan Capistrano, CA)
"I fully believe that our special forces will rout out the cowardly weasel if he ever dares to poke his ugly face out of the box we have him trapped in already. It truly is only a matter of time." — Todd
"He'll never be caught as long as Bush is president. It's Bush’s bread and butter. His whole presidency is based on THE WAR ON TERROR and UBL is a small part of that." — Darrell (Savanna, IL)
"With all that is going wrong for the Bush administration right now (i.e. the Katrina aftermath, NSA Wiretaps, violence in Iraq rising, violence in Afghanistan rising, bad poll numbers, America’s oil dependency, etc.), I sure hope UBL is caught and soon. It would be nice to hear some good news for a change." — Isaac (Indianapolis, IN)