Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Pakistani intelligence service officials failed to find Osama bin Laden's sprawling, million-dollar, three-story walled compound located less than two miles from a prestigious military academy in a neighborhood heavily populated by current and former members of Pakistani military and intelligence establishment
A senior official with the ISI, Pakistan's government intelligence agency, assured reporters Tuesday that a thorough search of the area was recently conducted.
"It's extremely difficult to see," he said. "It's only eight times the size of all the other houses in the area, and the barbed wire on top of the walls makes the house almost invisible."
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cabled Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to inform him that Pakistan would no longer be allowed to use the words "prestigious" or "intelligence."