John on January 28, 2012 at 11:44 am
60 Minutes will broadcast the interview tomorrow, but they’ve already released the story. It’s not really news that we believe this but I believe Panetta is the highest profile person within the administration to acknowledge that we officially believe this to be the case:
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta still believes someone in authority in Pakistan knew where the most wanted terrorist in the world was hiding. Bolstering his hunch, he tells Scott Pelley, were intelligence reports of Pakistani military helicopters passing over the compound in Abbottabad, where Navy Seals found and killed Osama bin Laden last year.
“I personally have always felt that somebody must have had some sense of what– what was happening at this compound. Don’t forget, this compound had 18 foot walls….It was the largest compound in the area. So you would have thought that somebody would have asked the question, ‘What the hell’s going on there?’” Panetta tells Pelley.
Not only did Pakistan know, they’re charging one of the people who helped provide us with information prior to the raid with treason:
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