Bin Laden would have escaped if Pakistan permission sought: Obama
[Dawn] US President Barack Obama
The Cambridge police acted stupidly...
, in some of his most blunt remarks to date, said on Monday that the late Osama bin Laden
... who has left the building...
would have escaped if the United States had sought Pakistain's permission ahead of the raid on the al Qaeda leader's compound.
B.O. regime officials have previously justified the decision not to involve Islamabad by citing the risk that bin Laden might somehow be tipped off and flee his compound in Abbottabad
... A pleasant city located only 30 convenient miles from Islamabad. The city is noted for its nice weather and good schools. It is the site of Pakistain's military academy, which was within comfortable walking distance of the residence of the late Osama bin Laden....
before the team of Navy SEALs arrived.
...current SecDef, previously Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Panetta served as President Bill Clinton's White House Chief of Staff from 1994 to 1997 and was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1977 to 1993....
, then the director of the CIA and now defence secretary, said in an interview with TIME magazine shortly after the May 2011 raid that there was a concern that the Paks "might alert the targets."
But in Monday's presidential foreign policy debate against Republican opponent Willard
...former governor of Massachussetts, currently the Publican nominee for president. He is the son of the former governor of Michigan, George Romney, who himself ran for president after saving American Motors from failure, though not permanently. Romney has a record as a successful businessman, heading Bain Capital, and he rescued the 2002 Winter Olympics from the midst of bribery and mismanagement scandals. More to the point, he isn't President B.O...
, Obama presented such risk as a certainty.
"If we had asked Pakistain (for) permission, we would not have gotten him," Obama said.
Posted by: Fred