Obama Inc, Panetta Leaks Doomed Pakistani Doc Who Helped Find Bin Laden

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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I look forward to Leon Panetta getting the FOX/James Rosen treatment, but we all know that’s not going to happen. Instead Panetta has just gotten a $3 million deal to write a memoir. Is there 3 million bucks worth of sales in a memoir from a hack whose sole achievement is loyalty to the Clintons?

Doubtfully. But book deals are often part of bigger deals when it comes to celebrity or political memoirs. And Panetta’s book likely will not discuss his role in the death of four Americans in Benghazi (aside from the rote, I felt bad and I did everything I could and I learned a lesson from it) or the leak that doomed one of the few people in Pakistan willing to risk their lives to do the right thing.

It was the Obama administration that sealed the fate of the Pakistani doctor jailed for helping nail Osama Bin Laden, by divulging key details after the fact and dooming any chance Shakil Afridi’s cover story could win his freedom, according to a confidential Pakistani report.

“The statement by the U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who was the CIA Director when May 2 happened, confirming the role of Dr. Afridi in making the U.S. assassination mission a success, rendered much of what Afridi told the Commission very questionable if not outright lies,” states the report, which has not been released, but which FoxNews.com has viewed.

Indeed, Panetta and others in the Obama administration were sharply criticized domestically for discussing the raid and efforts involving Afridi to obtain DNA from the compound’s occupants by posing as a medical team offering vaccinations. Nearly five months before Afridi’s sentencing, while the doctor was being held and interrogated by Pakistan’s shadowy intelligence agency , Panetta spoke on record in an interview to CBS “60 Minutes” confirming Afridi’s role in late January 2012. The statements came after Afridi had testified to the commission, and sharply contradicted his story.

“This was an individual, in fact that helped provide intelligence, that was very helpful in regards to this operation and he was not in any way treasonous towards Pakistan,” Panetta told the program in January, 2012, in the first acknowledgement of Afridi’s role.

Thanks Leon.

  • Edward Cline

    Is justice ever going to be meted out to Panetta and his ilk? And I mean also Hillary Clinton and Obama and that whole crew. But, they're insulated — indeed, legally indemnified — from the mortal consequences of their actions and policies, all of which are either treasonous or verge on treason. And they will, even in retirement, live as parasites and protected lesions on the fabric of American society until the day they die.

  • slider 96

    Give it a break Daniel , this is an old story already thoroughly debunked . That Doc was offered a ticket out and refused . It's gonna die on the vine just like Benghazi .
    I'll bet you buy into Glen Becks newest accusation / suggestion that Obama 's Blackberry should be subpoened , because he claims Obama sent that video out just to get someone killed .
    don't worry though , atleast Edward Kline believes it .

    • Cat K

      Troll alert!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      Give it a break slider.

      You are a failed propagandist who simply denies anything against your talking points.

  • onecornpone

    IMO we should spend whatever it takes to purchase Dr Afridi's freedom, with that of his extended family. THIS is a perfect instance of chain immigration being justified.

    Ham-handed Hillary and Pitiful Panetta won't ever pay for their "mistakes". I promise you when the blame shakes out, their names will be forgotten… however over the world people like the doctor who recognize evil, will remember what the U.S.A. did to him. Frankly I suspect Panetta sold him down the river intentionally. A CIA chief just can't be that sloppy. We should see to it that the man is released from that Pak jail.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Panetta gets paid off $3,000,000.00 and the cover for the largess is a book deal, probably
    written by some leftist hack for political purposes and diversion of the truth. All of the Obama
    appointees are paid leftist hacks and the money keeps them in line, for Panetta the price
    of honesty and decency and loyalty and truthfulness is three million and what ever else
    he gets through a back door. He should go down in history as one the disingenuous
    members of the Obama gang…………………………William

  • ron

    We are the ones who are going to suffer for this, and rightly so. Because it is OUR job to hold these cretins accountable. If we do not, then we deserve to be despised and mistrusted from potential allies.

    You want these guys to answer for it? THEN QUESTION THEM.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    There is little doubt that the damage accrued to this doc will never be rectified, and this is par for the course for immoral regimes. In fact, what are the chances that they will pay for the deaths of SEAL Team Six which are also on their heads, as well as that of Benghazigate? – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/05/10/seal-team-six

    How many others lie dead because of this crew's malfeasance?

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      The folks that stand up to or help fight islamists are always punished by this administration.

      Even the political prison still rotting in jail, the guy who was blamed for benghazi. I guess his movie must have really angered the 'eared one'.

  • tiresiasghost

    Pack sand, Slider. Why was it that the SecDef of the Yooou(r) Benighted states had to have their own forces disarmed before he would descended and deign to speak to them. Pie faced bastard document thief is an unrepentent Clintonoid! GI's ain't stupid, they're only portrayed that way by folks like you.

  • Pulsar182

    Instead of congradulating the doctor for helping rid the world of a Muslim leader of 'just a tiny minority of Muslims who have misunderstood the peaceful religion of Islam' Pakistan chose to inprision him….Clearly Pakistan is on the side of the terrorists….