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Clinton on ’60 Minutes’: Somebody in Pakistani government knows where Osama is

Watch CBS News Videos Online Secretary Clinton appeared on CBS’s 60 Minutes yesterday and discussed the attempted bombing at Times Square, among other foreign-policy topics. Just like she did last year when she was visiting Pakistan, she said that somebody, somewhere, in the Pakistani government knows where Osama bin Laden is: I’m not saying that ...


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Secretary Clinton appeared on CBS’s 60 Minutes yesterday and discussed the attempted bombing at Times Square, among other foreign-policy topics. Just like she did last year when she was visiting Pakistan, she said that somebody, somewhere, in the Pakistani government knows where Osama bin Laden is:

I’m not saying that they’re at the highest levels, but I believe that somewhere in this [Pakistani] government are people who know where Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda is, where Mullah Omar and the leadership of the Afghan Taliban is, and we expect more cooperation to help us bring to justice, capture, or kill those who attacked us on 9/11."

When asked by 60 Minutes‘ Scott Pelley why the Obama administration isn’t putting more pressure on the Pakistani government to apprehend Osama bin Laden or al Qaeda’s No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Clinton responded:

I have to stand up for the efforts the Pakistani government is taking. They have done a very significant move toward going after the terrorists within their own country."

On a lighter note, Clinton also talked about daughter Chelsea’s upcoming wedding:

 


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Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. @pjaroonFP

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