Jane Mayer writes a good (and long) essay for The New Yorker on our attempts to get bin Laden (even under Clintons watch) and why its so tough. There are all the ordinary bureaucratic problems (especially under Clinton) and then there is Pakistan. That Pakistan is a political maze doesnt help much; and neither does their lack of vigor in helping us root out Taliban elements. There is a lot more in the article, and its a good read. There are many interesting tid-bits, and the conjectures are, well, conjectures.