Bin Laden "traveled in plain sight," Gall reports, "his convoys always knowingly waved through any security checkpoints." It helped that he "had dispensed with the large entourage that surrounded him in Afghanistan," and now "relied on just two trusted Pakistanis, whom American investigators described as a courier and his brother."
Shortly after the May 1, 2011, U.S. Navy SEAL raid on bin Laden’s house, a Pakistani official told Gall the United States "had direct evidence" that the ISI chief, Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha, knew bin Laden was in Abbottabad.
Bush praises Pakistan in terror fight - World news - South and Central Asia | NBC News
Dick Cheney - WikiquoteBush and Musharraf renewed their war-on-terror alliance in a news conference at the presidential palace, in front of floating pots of flowers in a reflecting pool and quacking ducks. Fears of terrorism brought a tight security clamp and limited Bush’s movements to the palace and the heavily guarded diplomatic compound that houses the U.S. Embassy.
Rumsfeld Warns Against 'Rush to Judgment' on Pakistan | OTR Interviews | On the Record | Fox NewsTheir whole strategy, if you look at what bin Laden's been saying for 10 years, is they believe they can, in fact, force us to quit, that ultimately we'll get tired of the fight, that we don't have the stomach for a long, tough battle and that we'll pack it in and go home. If we were to do that it would be devastating from the standpoint of the global war on terror. It would affect what happens in Afghanistan. It would make it difficult for us to persuade the Iranians to give up their aspirations for nuclear weapons. It would threaten the stability of regimes like Musharraf in Pakistan and the Saudis in Saudi Arabia. It is absolutely the worst possible thing we could do at this point. It would be to validate and encourage the terrorists by doing exactly what they want us to do.
Condoleezza Rice's tenure as Secretary of State - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaVAN SUSTEREN: Obviously, we are stunned when we hear information that we they are tipping off the Haqqani network. We hear horrible stories with bin Laden found living there. Secretary Gates said he found no indication that the top leadership knew about it, but that doesn't mean the middle leadership doesn't. They get angry when we give them aid and we want to know what they are going to do with it. They think that's bad.
RUMSFELD: I've heard no evidence that anyone in any level of the Pakistan government, the military or the intelligence had information as to where Usama bin Laden was located.
Strategic dialogue: Kerry hails PakistanRice told reporters she was "quite satisfied" with her talks with senior government and military officials, but a senior Pakistani official said the tone was tougher in private, with Rice emphasizing U.S. expectations that Pakistan aggressively pursue evidence against militant groups.
Bill Clinton: Pakistan is still a partner in the war on terror | The Daily Caller“The United States has no doubt that Prime Minister [Nawaz] Sharif’s policies will put Pakistan on a path towards a more prosperous future, and we fully support his goal of making Pakistan’s marketplace a tiger economy for the 21st century,” said Kerry, a Democrat senator who in the past spearheaded a multibillion-dollar support package for Pakistan.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/04/wo...anted=all&_r=0“Someone asked me the other day, do you think Pakistan is our partner in war on terror or someone there knew that bin Laden was there and helped him stay anonymous, and my answer was yes to both questions,” Clinton said.
Congress threatens to end Pakistan aid over nuclear program. But US also wants to keep Pakistan's support of Afghan guerrillas - CSMonitor.com“We are sorry for the losses suffered by the Pakistani military,” Mrs. Clinton said in a statement that the State Department issued but that officials said had been coordinated with her Pakistani counterpart. “We are committed to working closely with Pakistan and Afghanistan to prevent this from ever happening again.”
Presidency of Jimmy Carter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia1981-82. Reagan administration negotiates a $3.2 billion, five-year aid program with Pakistan, including 40 F-16 aircraft. Congress votes a five-year waiver of the Symington amendment. Massive aid flows to the Afghan resistance through Pakistan. President Zia promises President Reagan that Pakistan is not interested in acquiring or making nuclear weapons.
McCain retracts Palin’s Pakistan comments – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com BlogsThe international stake in Pakistan, however, had greatly increased with the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The President of Pakistan, General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, was offered 400 million dollars to subsidize the anti-communist Mujahideen in Afghanistan by Carter. General Zia declined the offer as insufficient, famously declaring it to be "peanuts," and the U.S. was forced to step up aid to Pakistan.
Palin ignores her own Pakistan remark while criticizing Obama – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs"She would not...she understands and has stated repeatedly that we're not going to do anything except in America's national security interest," McCain told ABC's George Stephanopoulos of Palin. "In all due respect, people going around and... sticking a microphone while conversations are being held, and then all of a sudden that's—that's a person's position... This is a free country, but I don't think most Americans think that that's a definitve policy statement made by Governor Palin."
How is it possible that all these people - liberal and conservative alike - have been caught at one point or another defending/supporting/aiding a country which has been proven TIME AFTER TIME to be in bed with terrorists?“Senator Obama has also advocated sending our U.S. military into Pakistan without the approval of the Pakistani government,” Palin said. “Invading the sovereign territory of a troubled partner in the war against terrorism.”