[quote="Mary1"] . . .he advised doing some type of mission (can't remember the right name for it) that would basically send bounty hunters out to capture Bin Laden. [/quote]
He wanted to consider the possibility of issuing [url=http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2001/tst091701.htm]letters of marque and reprisal.[/url]
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He further identified letters of Marque and Reprisal as [url=http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2001/tst101501.htm]a useful tool[/url] the US could use in its fight against terrorists:
[quote][u]Letters of marque and reprisal[/u]: This constitutional tool can be used to give President Bush another weapon in the war on terrorism. Congress can issue letters of marque against terrorists and their property that authorize the President to name private sources who can capture or kill our enemies. This method works in conjunction with our military efforts, creating an incentive for people on the ground close to Bin Laden to kill or capture him and his associates. Letters of marque are especially suited to the current war on terrorism, which will be fought against individuals who can melt into the civilian population or hide in remote areas. The goal is to avail ourselves of the intelligence of private parties, who may stand a better chance of finding Bin Laden than we do through a conventional military invasion. Letters of marque also may help us avoid a wider war with Afghanistan or other Middle Eastern nations.
I think you perspective of the situation is spot on. Looks like you have done your homework to me.
Thanks Virgil - that was it!