obama says osama must not be a martyr
from ap: Barack Obama says if Osama bin Laden were captured on his watch, he’d want to ensure he doesn’t become a martyr if he were prosecuted. Obama said he’s not sure that the terrorist mastermind would be captured alive. But if he were, Obama said he would want to bring him to justice “in a way that allows the entire world to understand the murderous acts that he’s engaged in and not to make him into a martyr.” Obama was asked about how he would handle bin Laden at a news conference Wednesday after he met with a new team of national security advisers. The meeting came after rival John McCain’s campaign criticized Obama for a having a pre-9/11 mind-set for promoting trial of terrorists.
bush renews attempts to capture osama bin laden
from raw story: In a last ditch effort to capture Osama bin Laden before leaving office, President Bush has enlisted the help of British special forces, the Times Online reported Saturday. The article cited “defense and intelligence sources in London and Washington” as having confirmed the information. “If he [Bush] can say he has killed Saddam Hussein and captured bin Laden, he can claim to have left the world a safer place,” said a US intelligence source.
outrage over release of bin laden’s ‘right hand man’
from daily mail: British officials have reacted angrily to a judge’s decision to free a radical preacher once called Osama bin Laden’s spiritual ambassador in Europe. Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada, who was once described as “Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man” will be freed on strict conditions. An eight page document was released by the Special Immigration Advisory Commission (SIAC) outlining his bail. The document says Qatada must wear an electronic tag and abide by his 22 hour a day curfew at a hidden location.
9/11 victims want bin laden money share
from livenews: As the United States continues its long manhunt for Osama bin Laden, victims of September 11, 2001, terror attacks are in the midst of their own bin Laden pursuit – for his family’s vast fortune. Victims and survivors of the attack and insurance companies say the bin Laden family failed to cut off ties with their infamous relative after learning he was devising terrorism plots and should be held liable for hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.