Continuing this theme, what did George Bush mean by the following in his photo-op Q&A with President Musharraf today?
PRESIDENT MUSHARRAF: I think, as the President said, we are on the hunt together against these people. Now why are we bothering or how to -- the semantics of the tactics of how to deal with the situation? We will deal with it. We are on the hunt together. You want the person -- if at all we confront him [Osama bin Laden], if at all we find out his location, we are quite clear what to do.
But let's not get involved in how it ought to be done, by whom it ought to be done. There's total coordination at the intelligence level between the two forces, there's coordination at the operational level, at the strategic level, even at the tactical level. So, therefore, we are working together, and when the situation arises, we need to pick the right decision to strike. That's how I --
PRESIDENT BUSH: You probably don't want to let them know what we're thinking about anyway, do we?
Thinking about what now?
Historians may also want to note that this must be the 1st news conference where a head of state declined to answer a question because of a book deal embargo:
PRESIDENT MUSHARRAF: I would like to -- I am launching my book on the 25th, and I am honor-bound to Simon and Schuster not to comment on the book before that day. (Laughter.)