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Pakistan / Bin Laden Mission / Informants / A Discussion #995562

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 15, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A "New York Times" report on how Pakistan has arrested the people {informants} there who helped the US take down Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden†† reported. [September 13, 2001, Secretary of State Colin POWELL, December 20, 2005; Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD; June 27, 2006, former Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE; February 12, 2007, Secretary of Defense Robert GATES; October 14, 2010, Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON - talk about Pakistan as an ally.] [In May, Pakistani interior minister Rehman MALIK†- denies a support system for bin Laden in Pakistan.] [At hearings, Senator Patrick LEAHY, Secretary of Defense Robert GATES - talk about how governments lie: this is the real world.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with CNN's Fran Townsend, "New York Times" reporter Mark Mazzetti and CNN's Reza Sayah about the handling of operatives in Pakistan. [Voice of TOWNSEND - says it is difficult when this kind of story breaks: this issue is now public and best handled out of the public eye.] [MAZZETTI - says this is a dicey issue for the Pakistani military; explains what the informant who was arrested had done for the US; predicts there will be some resolution to this.] [SAYAH - talks about how Pakistan is asserting itself by these arrests: hitting back against the US; comments on how these informants are being viewed by Pakistan.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A "New York Times" story that the top general in Pakistan is fighting to save his job after the raid on bin Laden's compound noted.

Cooper, Anderson

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