Intelligence From Bin Laden

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Monday, May 9, 2011 - 8:08am

We are learning more from material seized from the Bin Laden compound.


Our National Security Advisor says intelligence seized from Osama bin Laden's home is about the size of a small college library.

National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon said, "It indicates to us that in addition to being the symbolic leader of al-Qaeda, that Osama bin Laden was involved operationally in a strategic direction."

But this morning, there is still debate on whether Pakistan's government, military, intelligence or even neighbors knew he was hiding there.

"That's something we have to investigate, and more importantly, the Pakistani government has to investigate," said President Obama.

The U.S says there is no evidence of collusion, but on Capitol Hill, there is skepticism that Pakistan could have been totally in the dark.

Massachusetts Senator John Kerry said, "It is extraordinarily hard to believe that he could have survived there for five years or more in a major population center without some kind of support system and knowledge."

Indiana Senator Richard Lugar said, "It appears to me very logical that if Osama bin Laden was in that home for six years of time, a group of people there connected with the military, that a lot of people in Pakistan knew about his whereabouts."

The U.S now wants Pakistan to share any documents left behind and let us question his three wives in custody.
 

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