White House: 'Hunt not downgraded' after Reid highlights disbanded bin Laden unit
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Wednesday August 16, 2006
Spokesman Tony Snow is denying charges that the White House has downgraded its search for Osama bin Laden after a key CIA unit specifically targeting the terrorist kingpin was earlier disbanded, RAW STORY has learned.
In his daily briefing today, Snow addressed accusations by Senate minority leader Harry Reid (D-Nv.) that the disbanding was an example of "misplaced priorities in the Bush administration."
"The notion that the president has shut down a program designed to capture Osama bin Laden is utterly without foundation," Snow said. "It was a reorganization, not a reduction in effort and commitment."
A transcript of today's briefing is available here.