Pakistani Doctor Involved In U.S. Operation To Identify Osama Bin Laden Remains In Prison Despite Trump’s Campaign Promise To Free Him
Associated Press: Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten
“Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years — since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify Osama bin Laden’s home, aiding U.S. Navy Seals who tracked and killed the al-Qaeda leader. Americans might wonder how Pakistan could imprison a man who helped track down the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks. Pakistanis are apt to ask a different question: how could the United States betray its trust and cheapen its sovereignty with a secret nighttime raid that shamed the military and its intelligence agencies?…” (Gannon, 1/22).