Levin questions Pakistani knowlege of bin Laden compound 

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., said Monday the he hopes the Pakistani government grills its military and intelligence officers about their knowledge of Osama bin Laden's million-dollar compound.

In a critical statement given to reporters Monday morning, Levin questioned whether Pakistani officials may have known bin Laden was hiding not far from the country's military hub.

The military and intelligence in Pakistan, Levin said, "have a lot of questions to answer, given the location, length of time and apparent fact that this facility was apparently build for bin Laden and its close location to the central location of the Pakistani army. "

Levin said he found the Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's statement commending bin Laden's execution "very reassuring" and that he hopes Zardari will ask "some very tough questions of his own military and intelligence. They have a lot of explaining to do."

 

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