Assorted bloggers and military analysts have been saying this for years, but this is the first time I’ve heard it from a Pakistani leader:
Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari said on Monday that the whereabouts of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden remained a mystery and there was a suspicion that he could be dead.
Speaking to international media, Zardari said U.S. officials had told him that they had no trace of the Pakistan.chief, although they habitually say he is most likely in
Pakistan’s own intelligence agencies were no wiser, either, Zardari said.
“There is no news,” the president said. “They obviously feel that he does not exist anymore but that’s not confirmed, we can’t confirm that.”
Non story of the day?
Hat tip: Lucianne