Omaha Public Radio News
Wed May 4, 2011
Nelson: full investigation of Pakistan intelligence needed
By Katie Knapp Schubert
Omaha, NE – U.S. Senator Ben Nelson says many questions should be asked of Pakistan following the death of Osama bin Laden.
Bin Laden was killed Sunday in a raid by U.S. Navy SEALs on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Nelson, Nebraska's Senior U.S. Senator, says Bin Laden's death should bring some closure nearly a decade after the 9/11 terror attacks.
But Nelson says Americans deserve to know why, among other things, bin Laden had been "hiding in plain sight" in Pakistan, and what that country's government knew regarding the terror leader's whereabouts. Nelson says he also wants to know how $18 billion dollars in U.S. aid provided to Pakistan since 2001 has been spent.
Nelson's comments came Wednesday during his weekly conference call with Nebraska media.