Secretary Rumsfeld Interview with Fox News Sunday
<!– START HEADER DoD News Briefing Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001 – 9:05 a.m. EDT END HEADER (14 lines) –>
(Interview with Tony Snow, Fox News Sunday, 16 September 2001)
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Snow: Now joining us, our first guest, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Secretary Rumsfeld, you’ve heard the president describe Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect. How important is bin Laden in the overall fight against terrorism?
Rumsfeld: There’s no question but that he is a prime suspect. The al Qaeda organization, however, is a large, multi-headed effort that probably spans 60 countries, including the United States. And it is much bigger than one person. And the problem is much broader. It is not just the al Qaeda organization. There are other terrorist organizations in the world that have made it their business to wreak great damage on others.