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Bush Thanks Pakistan for Arresting Bin al Shibh


U.S. President George W. Bush Monday thanked Pakistan for its help in arresting an alleged planner of last September's terrorist attacks. The suspect is now in U.S. custody.

President Bush thanked Pakistani officials for their help in capturing Yemeni national Ramzi Bin al Shibh, who is suspected of planning last year's attacks as part of al-Qaida terrorist cell based in Germany.

President Bush told workers at a factory in Iowa state Monday that the arrest is another sign of his determination to hunt down those responsible for the September 11 attacks.

"He's the one who thought he was going to be the 20th bomber. He thought he could hide," said Mr. Bush. "He thought he could still threaten America. But he forgot the greatest nation on the face of the earth is after them, one person at a time."

Germany initially sought Mr. Bin al Shibh's extradition, but now says it will let the United States handle the case. American officials have flown him out of Pakistan to an unnamed location.

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