President Bush says he is confident the United States can work with Pakistani leaders to bring the top leaders of the al-Qaida terrorist network to justice.
Mr. Bush made the remark today during a news conference in Washington.
Mr. Bush's comment came after Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf criticized recent U.S. statements threatening direct attacks on militants in Pakistan.
During the news conference Mr. Bush also discussed the U.S. economy, which he said is the envy of the world. He urged the U.S. Congress to pass spending measures once lawmakers return from their August recess.
On education, the president said he plans to sign legislation today that calls for spending 33.6 billion dollars over the next three years for science, technology, engineering and mathematics research and other education programs for
U.S. government agencies.
Mr. Bush also said the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba cannot be closed until other countries agree to take the prisoners still there.
Information for this report is provided by AFP.