Really??? C’mon now…
Pakistan reacted with dismay Wednesday at CIA director Leon Panetta’s assertion that it had not done enough to bring Osama bin Laden to justice, saying there is now “total mistrust” between the United States and Pakistan.
A senior Pakistani intelligence official was reacting to reports that Panetta had told House members Tuesday that Pakistan’s role in determining bin Laden’s whereabouts was troubling.
According to two sources in a closed door briefing, Panetta told lawmakers “either they were involved or incompetent. Neither place is a good place to be.”
If Panetta made such a comment, the Pakistani intelligence official said, “What worse statement can come than that we heard from Panetta? I am afraid this statement is totally regrettable. (Panetta) of all people knows how much we have been doing.”
The Pakistani official, who did not want to be named, said his country had been generously sharing intelligence with its American counterparts. He expressed anger that the United States did not inform Pakistan in advance about Sunday’s U.S. mission that killed bin Laden in Pakistan.
“We have been sharing everything with them, but they have been selectively sharing with us,” the official said. “They are entirely dependent on what we provided them. Why were details (of the operation) not shared with us?”
In an interview with Time magazine, Panetta said “it was decided that any effort to work with the Pakistanis could jeopardize the mission. They might alert the targets.”
Let’s see here, you deny that this guy is anywhere in your country, we find out that he is, we go kill him, and you’re upset because we didn’t tell you??? How else were we supposed to look at it???