White House not apologizing to Pakistan for bin Laden raid 

The White House wasn't exactly seeking forgiveness Monday from Pakistan officials, who blasted the United States for not tipping them off to the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound.

"We completely understand Pakistani concerns," spokesman Jay Carney said during Monday's press briefing. "We make no apologies for the fact that Osama bin Laden needed to be found and brought to justice.”

U.S. officials say they kept Pakistan in the dark over concerns that bin Laden would be tipped off before American forces moved in on the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Though he called the elimination of bin Laden "justice," Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said the U.S. should refrain from similar covert actions in the future.

"Pakistan reserves the right to retaliate with full force," he said Monday during his first address to parliament since the raid. "No one should underestimate the resolve and capability of our nation and armed forces to defend our sacred homeland."

Administration officials say they have no proof that the Pakistani government was aware of bin Laden's presence but argue that some kind of network in Pakistan allowed bin Laden to avoid detection.

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