|Obama Leaks Sensitive CIA Information|
|by Tom McGregor||Wed, May 23, 2012, 05:36 PM|
U.S. Rep. Peter King (R.-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, voiced concerns Wednesday about White House efforts to protect the Pakistan doctor, who was sent to prison in Pakistan on charges of treason for helping to find Osama bin Laden.
King told Fox News, “this has been poorly handled very poorly right from the time of the raid.”
According to Fox News, “Dr. Shakil Afridi ran a vaccination program for the CIA to collect DNA and verify bin Laden’s presence at the compound in the town of Abbottabad where U.S. commandos killed the Al Qaeda chief in a May 2011 raid.”
Pakistani officials were outraged by the operation and portrayed it as an act of treachery by a supposed ally.
As reported by Fox News, “ing, Y.-N.Y., said administration officials talked about the doctor and his DNA sampling. ‘They put him out there,’ said King, who made clear he didn’t know the exact details about what, if anything, the administration may have done to get the doctor out of Pakistan or otherwise protect him. ‘I’m focused on that they disclosed his identity.’”
On Wednesday, the doctor was sentenced to 33 years in prison for conspiring against the state – a verdict officials believe would further strain diplomatic relations with the U.S.
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