But Abdul Aziz Al-Muqrin, another leader, wanted to bide time
to ensure the militants get fully prepared and trained before launching attacks.
The Assam chief Minister Tarun Gogoi was therefore surprised and perhaps even a trifle irritated when he was forced to bide time
in the reception area in the prime minister's office in South block for more than 45 minutes last week.
Under those circumstances there was nothing much for Damac to do other than shelve the development plans and bide time
until the situation improved.
The federal stimulus money for the police and fire positions was supposed to help the city bide time
until the economy kicked back up again.
Students don't attend his university - it will be his - only to bide time