Bin Laden, Omar not operating in Pakistan-official
A senior U.S. administration official told reporters in Washington Bin Laden, his deputy Ayman al-Zawahri and others were operating out of Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas bordering Afghanistan.
Pakistan has consistently denied that the militant leaders were on its territory since they disappeared when U.S.-led troops overthrew the Taliban in Afghanistan for refusing to hand over bin Laden after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.
Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Sadiqsaid if a U.S. official had information on the whereabouts of the wanted militants he should tell Pakistan.
"If there is any actionable intelligence it should be shared with the government of Pakistan so that they can be neutralised," Sadiq said. "You don't talk to the media if you have information like this."
Yeah, good point. If the Bush administration has information about Bin Laden being in Pakistan, why are they telling it to the media? And NOT sharing what they know with Pakistan?
It wouldn't be because the claim has more to with PR than reality, would it>