Cheney `clearly would love' to get bin Laden now

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Dick Cheney says he's guessing that al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is still alive.

Bin Laden has escaped capture since the Sept. 11 attacks. Cheney says capturing him is something the Bush administration "clearly would love to do" in the last few weeks in office.

Cheney says he and President George W. Bush would have preferred to have gotten bin Laden right after the attacks in 2001. But Cheney says the U.S. has made progress in undermining the al-Qaida network.

Cheney says bin Laden has been holed up in a such a way that there are questions about whether he is even running the al-Qaida operation.

Cheney spoke on "Fox News Sunday."

© 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy.