This randi ke bachai that the Pakis have sent to America as Ambassador, Hussain Haqqani isn’t very happy right now. He and what passes for the Pakistani government don’t like being publicly outed as being in bed with the Muslim terrorist vermin.
Specifically, Haqqani is bitching and moaning that the US shouldn’t cast blame upon Pakistan for not finding Osama bin Laden because we’ve had criminals like Whitey Bulger hide out and escape retribution for long periods of time as well.
In a phone conversation with the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg yesterday, Pakistani ambassador Husain Haqqani challenged the notion that his country should have been able to notice Osama bin Laden’s hiding place:
“If Whitey Bulger can live undetected by American police for so long, why can’t Osama bin Laden live undetected by Pakistani authorities?” Haqqani asked.
It’s cute of Haqqani to be reading the Most Wanted List for other examples of hard-to-apprehend fugitives. But Whitey Bulger probably isn’t the one he wants to discuss.
For the record, James “Whitey” Bulger was able to rule Boston’s criminal underworld in large part because he was an informant protected by the FBI—even as he allegedly murdered people. It also didn’t hurt that his brother, William Bulger, was the president of the Massachusetts State Senate. When the Justice Department finally moved to arrest Whitey Bulger anyway, he was tipped off by his corrupt contacts in the FBI and the Boston police.
The bache baz ka kuti unwittingly made an good point. The only way that James “Whitey” Bulger escaped retribution was through governmental corruption and collusion; the same likely holds true for Osama bin Laden.
Yet Pakistan expects America to believe that they’re are allies in the War on Terror and to pay heed to the jabberings of creatures like Hussain Haqqani.
Why? Because Osama bin Laden “hiding out” in a large compound less than a mile from the Pakistani Military Academy and less than 35 miles from their capital, Islamabad is such strong evidence that he had any reason whatsoever to fear them “finding” him?