As for perhaps the most notorious terrorist, Osama bin Laden, the administration has so far been unsuccessful in its attempt to locate the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Asked why, Bush said, "Because he's hiding." Attribution
This is EXACTLY the same sort of thinking that Bush showed before 9/11: "When I said there were no warnings, I meant we had no idea of the details." Bush couldn't imagine WHAT he might have done unless the terrorists called him on the telephone and told him the time and place. Same thing. He can't imagine WHAT to do to get Bin Laden unless the guy stands there with a neon sign yelling "Here I am."