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May 9, 2011 by USA Post 

60 Minutes Obama60 Minutes Obama, In his first extended interview in U.S. attack who killed Osama bin Laden last week, President Obama said on CBS “60 Minutes” on Sunday that Pakistan should investigate the support network in the country that allowed the leader of Al Qaeda to live in a compound in Pakistan during years.

He said Pakistan should find out if its officials knew the whereabouts of bin Laden and what kind of support they wanted terrorist was allowed to remain in hiding.

“We do not know who or what was this support network. We do not know if there may have been some people within the government, people outside the government,” Obama said on the show, which aired Sunday night. He said the U.S. wanted to investigate further, and most importantly, the Pakistani government has to investigate. ”

Pakistan has denied knowing that the leader of Al Qaeda was living in Abbottabad.

In another interview, the national security adviser Obama insisted that Pakistan allow the U.S. to interview bin Laden three widows, who are believed to have been living in the complex with it and are now in Pakistani custody.

Referring to the masses of U.S. documents Navy SEALs uncovered during the raid on the compound of bin Laden, the director, Thomas Donilon, seemed to be hinting to Pakistani officials that the U.S. now has evidence that the government or military intelligence could have helped bin Laden The New York Times.

A U.S. official told The Times after the appearance Donilon on CNN that the United States thinks that wives know that Bin Laden was kept alive for many years.

During the program “60 Minutes” interview, Obama said the helicopter raid on the compound Abbottabad “was the longest 40 minutes of my life”, possibly with the exception of when her daughter had meningitis in infancy.

Obama saw the attack with his top advisers in the White House Situation Room.

Obama also said there was no doubt in his mind that bin Laden deserved to be killed. He said that anyone who thinks otherwise, “must have his head examined.”

The decision to kill bin Laden, instead of capturing him alive, has been questioned in recent weeks, especially after information emerged that bin Laden was unarmed and the attack did not involve heavy gunfire as initially described.

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