That is the persistent question about Pakistan after al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was found practically in the backyard of the country’s military and its capital.
Top U.S. defense officials tried to calm the fury today by saying they had no evidence that anyone in the senior Pakistani leadership had knowledge of bin Laden’s location.
“I have seen no evidence at all that the senior leadership knew. In fact, I’ve seen some evidence to the contrary,” Defense Secretary Robert Gates said.
“And we have no evidence yet with respect to anybody else,” he said. “My supposition is, somebody knew.”
The military-intelligence hunt for bin Laden has morphed into the political hunt for bin Laden’s enabler in Pakistan — if there was one … no evidence so far.