Thanks, Pal! Obama’s Loose Lips Doomed Pakistani Doctor Who Helped Find Bin Laden

Published on June 2, 2013

story-dr-shakil-afridi-135502Loose talk by senior members of the Obama administration may have condemned Shakil Afridi, a Pakistani doctor who assisted America’s hunt for Osama bin Laden, to 33-year term in prison on trumped-up charges.

According to Fox News, an official 357-page report by the Pakistani government that examined the security failures that allowed the U.S. to evade that country’s defenses in the raid on May 2, 2011 concluded that Dr. Afridi was implicated by a “statement by the U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who was the CIA Director when May 2 happened, confirming the role of Dr. Afridi in making the U.S. assassination mission a success.”

Panetta had been speaking to CBS News’ 60 Minutes in January 2012. He said: “This was an individual who, in fact, helped provide intelligence that was very helpful with regards to this operation, and he was not in any way treasonous towards Pakistan.” The Pakistani report has not yet been officially released to the public.

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