Bush Says Military Strikes Have Begun
The Associated Press
Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001; 1:14 p.m. EDT
WASHINGTON – President Bush said U.S. and British military action has begun in
Afghanistan. Forces are taking "targeted actions" against the terrorist
network and Taliban military capabilities, he said.
"We will win this conflict by the patient accumulation of successes," Bush
said from the White House Treaty Room as explosions rocked Kabul, the Afghan
Bush said he had demanded Afghanistan's Taliban regime turn over Osama bin
Laden, No. 1 suspect in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but Taliban leaders
"Now the Taliban will pay a price."
"Today we focus on Afghanistan," Bush said, "but the battle is broader."
"We will not fail."
Some 40 countries were cooperating in many ways, Bush said. This included
offering landing rights or air space for U.S. aircraft. "We are supported by
the collective will of the world."
Bush had warned the Taliban on Saturday that "time is running out" for them to
hand over bin Laden and top leaders of his al-Qaida terrorist network. The
White House also rejected a last-ditch offer by the Taliban on Sunday to put
bin Laden on trial in Afghanistan.
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analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment
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