HEADLINE – Gates Says Somebody in Pakistan Knew about Bin Laden
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said on Wednesday that he surmised that “Somebody” inside Pakistan was aware that Osama bin Laden was hiding in a compound in the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad.
“My supposition is, Somebody knew,” Mr. Gates said at a Pentagon news conference with Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
“Gates is out of his mind,” said Abdul Somebody after learning that Gates was accusing him of knowing where bin Laden was hiding. “I had no idea whatsoever,” Somebody stated.
Mr. Gates said that his supposition, shared by many other Obama administration officials, did not extend to Pakistan’s top political and military officials. “I have seen no evidence at all that anyone other than Abdul Somebody knew,” Mr. Gates said.
“In fact, I’ve seen some evidence to the contrary. Other than Somebody, no one else knew that Osama bin Laden was hiding in that compound,” Gates concluded.