The trail of Osama bin Laden has grown cold, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said this week. “He is alive,” Musharraf said, “but more than that, where he is, no, it’ll be just a guess and it won’t have much basis.” Musharraf said his troops had done all they could to pursue leads in Pakistan, but that the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan did not have enough troops to police the border. The fledgling Afghan national army needs to be expanded and trained, Musharraf said, so that it can “reach out to fill these voids that I am talking about, where U.S. forces or coalition forces are not there.”
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