Terror Probe: Pursuing Pearl's Killers

Still reeling from the gruesome murder of Daniel Pearl, Pakistan's leaders found themselves further embarrassed last week by revelations that the Wall Street Journal reporter's abduction might have been prevented. It turns out the U.S. requested the detention of the prime suspect, Ahmad Omar Saeed Sheikh, twice between Sept. 11 and the day Pearl was kidnapped, in each case to no avail. So when President Bush and his spokesman, Ari Fleischer, suggested last Monday that the U.S. wanted Saeed, they touched a handful of raw nerves in Pakistan. By midweek, Fleischer was toning down his rhetoric and indicating that some sort...

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