THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release June 29, 2009
PRESS SECRETARY ROBERT GIBBS
Q Can you give update as far as the campaign (inaudible) Pakistan by the Pakistan (inaudible) against al Qaeda; if President is quite happy with the campaign? And also if his mission is still to catch Osama bin Laden -- he's still at large -- and is he going to change after -- if Osama bin Laden is brought to justice, whether things will change or not.
MR. GIBBS: Well, obviously we would like to see Osama bin Laden captured and brought to justice. I think, as I've said before, our policy is broader than one person or one individual. I think General Jones was in -- General Jones visited Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India over the course of the past week and spent time talking with the President on that issue as well as Honduras yesterday.
I think we've seen some progress. I think there seems to be -- I think the events that have happened in Pakistan over the past several weeks have united many in the cause against extremism. We obviously have a long way to go, but I think the administration believes that we're making important progress on that front.