President Bush holds a news conference with Afghanistan’s leader Hamid Karzai after making a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Wednesday March 1, 2006, flying here secretly to support its fledging government in the face of rising violence from al-Qaida and Taliban militants.
ASSociated Press: Bush Confident Bin Laden Will Be Captured
President Bush, on an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, said Wednesday he remains confident
Osama bin Laden “will be brought to justice” despite a so-far futile five-year hunt.
“People all over the world are watching the experience here in Afghanistan,” Bush said as he stood side-by-side with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
Amid extremely tight security, Bush made the surprise visit in Afghanistan at the onset of a scheduled visit to India and Pakistan.
“It’s a thrill to come to a country which is dedicating itself to the dignity of every person who lives here,” said Bush said, making his first visit to Afghanistan.
For his part, Karzai greeted Bush as “our great friend, our great supporter, a man who helped us liberate.”
And Bush has the courage of his convictions by going to this dangerous part of the world to visit two countries that he “TURNED” to be American allies in the Global War on Terror.