To Kill a Mockingturd - Pakistani Intelligence

  • Aired:  05/03/11
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The Pakistani military could have caught Osama bin Laden with a rod and reel or a giant Acme magnet. (5:10)

WHICH ONE YOU WERE BETTER AT,

QUITE FRANKLY.

BUT FIRST WE TURN TO OUR

CONTINUING COVERAGE, DAY TWO,

THE DEMISE OF OSAMA BIN LADEN.

I'LL ADMIT, I'LL ADMIT,

YESTERDAY'S SHOW, YESTERDAY'S

SHOW WAS I.D. DRIVEN, AN

MALLISTIC, ALMOST TRIBAL,

CATHARSIS FUELED.

BUT IN THIS SOBER DAWN,

SELF-REFLECTION AND QUESTIONS

BEGIN TO ENTER THE

CONSCIOUSNESS, QUESTIONS LIKE:

>> WON'T THERE ALWAYS BE THAT

LINGERING DOUBT AMONGST

AMERICAN, WELL, WHERE IS THE

BODY?

HOW DO WE KNOW HE'S DEAD?

WHY ISN'T THERE A PICTURE OF IT?

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: NO.

THAT'S NOT THE QUESTION, BUT

ALREADY?

COME ON, MAN.

WHEN ARE WE GOING TO AS A

COUNTRY STOP PRETENDING THAT

THERE'S A LEVEL OF EMPIRICAL

PROOF THAT WILL SATISFY THE

CONSPIRACY SEEKERS AMONGST US?

THESE THINGS ARE NEVER ABOUT

EVIDENCE.

WE COULD HAVE A VIDEOTAPE OF THE

TERROR LEADER HIMSELF HOLDING UP

SUNDAY'S "NEW YORK POST" AND HIS

BIRTH CERTIFICATE IN HIS "I AM

BIN LADEN SERIOUSLY" T-SHIRT

SAYING ON CAMERA, "I THINK THIS

DUDE'S ABOUT TO [BLEEPED] ME UP

BIG TIME."

WOULDN'T MATTER.

HERE'S THE VIDEO.

THIS IS BUZZ ALDRIN.

BUZZ ALDRIN WAS ON THE MOON.

WE SAW HIM LAND THERE ON

TELEVISION.

THIS IS THE CRAP HE HAD TO PUT

UP WITH.

>> YOU'RE A COWARD AND A LIAR

AND A THIEF.

>> Jon: APPARENTLY ONLY ONE OF

THOSE MEN REENTERED THE EARTH'S

AT MS FEAR.

-- ATMOSPHERE.

COME ON.

THE NAGGING QUESTION IN MY MIND

CONCERNS PAKISTAN.

THE COUNTRY WHOSE SUBURB OF

ABBOTTABAD HAS BEEN HOME TO BIN

LADEN FOR APPARENTLY THE LAST

SIX YEARS.

AND, YOU KNOW, PAKISTAN WAS LAST

YEAR'S HONORED RECIPIENT OF THE

UNITED STATES' $3.2 BILLION "BE

OUR FRIEND PLEASE" SCHOLARSHIP

AWARDED EACH YEAR TO THE COUNTRY

THAT IF WE DIDN'T GIVE THEM $3.2

BILLION WOULD IN NO WAY BE OUR

FRIEND.

[LAUGHTER]

I WAS REMINDED OF AN INTERVIEW

THAT PAKISTAN'S PRIME MINISTER

DID LAST YEAR.

>> OSAMA BIN LADEN IS NOT IN

PAKISTAN.

>> HOW DO YOU KNOW FOR SURE HE'S

NOT IN PAKISTAN?

>> BECAUSE THERE ARE MILITARY

ACTIONS THAT ARE VERY

SUCCESSFUL.

IF THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN ANY

CHANCE HE WOULD HAVE BEEN

ARRESTED.

>> Jon: REALLY, WOULD HAVE

BEEN ARRESTED.

[LAUGHTER]

YOUR MILITARY ACTIONS VERY

SUCCESSFUL, WOULD HAVE GOTTEN

HIM.

YOU KNOW, NOT ONLY WAS THERE

CHANCE THAT BIN LADEN HAD BEEN

LIVING IN PAKISTAN FOR SIX

YEARS, HE WAS LIVING HALF A MILE

FROM PAKISTAN'S VERSION OF WEST

POINT IN A TOWN SURROUNDED BY

RETIRED EX-MILITARY OFFICERS.

A HALF MILE.

LOOK AT THAT IN NEW YORK CITY

TERMS.

BIN LADEN WAS ON 21st AND

7th AVENUE.

THEY WERE ON 21st AND 9th

AVENUE.

[LAUGHTER]

IF THE PAKISTANI MILITARY

ACADEMY WERE DOMINO, THEY WOULD

DELIVER TO BIN LADEN ON FOOT.

THE PAKISTANI MILITARY, THE

PAKISTANI MILITARY COULD HAVE

CAUGHT BIN LADEN WITH A ROD AND

REEL.

OR A GIANT ACME MAGNET.

YOU WERE NEIGHBORS.

YOU KNOW WHAT, I'M SORRY.

MAYBE... TO BE FAIR, MAYBE OSAMA

WAS KIND OF IN A STEALTH J.D.

SALINGER MODE.

>> ONLY 35 MILES FROM ISLAMABAD,

BIN LADEN'S COMPOUND BECAUSE

McMAHON SHUN.

>> SURROUNDED BY WALLS TEN TO

18-FEET HIGH TOPPED WITH WASHED

WIRE.

>> NO INTERNET, NO PHONE.

>> EIGHT TIMES THE SIZE OF

NEARBY HOUSES.

>> THEY BURNED THEIR GARBAGE

INSTEAD OF TAKING IT OUT LIKE

THE REST OF THE NEIGHBORS.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: COULD IT HAVE BEEN ANY

MORE OBVIOUS?

LOOK AT THE MAN'S MAILBOX, FOR

GOD'S SAKES.

WHAT MORE DID YOU WANT?

WHAT MORE EVIDENCE DID YOU NEED

THAT SOMETHING WAS AWRY IN THAT

ONE CUL-DE-SAC?

WHAT DID YOU NEED, ABJECT

CRUELTY TO SCHOOLCHILDREN?

>> WHEN CHILDREN, LOCAL CHILDREN

PLAYING FOOTBALL NEARBY KICKED

THEIR BALL OVER THE WALL, THE

PEOPLE IN THE COMPOUND JUST GAVE

THEM MONEY AND TOLD THEM TO GO

AND BUY ANOTHER BALL RATHER THAN

LET THEM COME IN AND SEARCH.

>> Jon: HE WOULD KEEP THE

CHILDREN'S BALLS AND THE

MONEY... THE MONEY... THE

MONEY... THE MONEY THAT THEY

GAVE THE CHILDREN WAS IN THE

FORM OF A PERSONAL CHECK FROM

THE DESK OF OSAMA BIN LADEN.

THAT'S... THAT'S WHAT... I DID

NOT KNOW... I DID NOT KNOW YOU

COULD GET THE TWEETY BIRD DEATH

TO AMERICA CHECK.

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