Did US abandon doctor who helped track down Bin Laden?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:27
- Date Dec 12, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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You know that Pakistan -- Doctor Who was it CIA informant and help this hunt down Osama bin Laden.
He's reportedly been tortured in a Pakistani prison according to his brother.
Back in June doctor -- -- afridi was cents cents to 33 years behind bars for conspiring against Pakistan.
Now six months into his sentence is United States doing enough to secure his release let's talk to Fox News.
Legal analyst morning.
Nothing left for dead kids.
He's an honorary American.
3000 lives more.
On September 11 and he's -- -- -- tried to get bin Laden and infiltrated.
And it's Hewitt that DNA -- in terms of the hepatitis vaccine in now always been tortured he's been burned with cigarettes according to reports.
He's been shocked.
He was blindfolded -- year.
He was had his hands tied behind his back for year the State Department has more try to get him out we're trying to negotiate a release.
There was a bill the defense authorization act of 2013.
Right trying to limit.
The 800 million dollars going to counterinsurgency funds it Pakistan remembered saying.
Listen the Department of Defense has to sign off that they're doing everything that is supposed to be doing to help Americans and to fight the haqqani terrorists.
The president said back in November through his budget office know why I can't have my hands tied like that.
There -- Has to be risk there has to be rewards.
We have to say to people that helpless in the world.
We will -- you we will stand up for you when you try and and help -- bring justice for dead Americans when you know and.
In the Peter and Peter the thing is that.
-- getting bin Laden this was the president's some regard as the greatest achievement of his first ever listen achievement if it wasn't achievement to get him and but we probably.
Would have had a more tough road in getting him without this guy we should -- in particular the president the guy who lives in the house behind you should be doing everything he can.
There's this -- your -- of balancing test which we all understand.
We understand it IS the Secret Service that Pakistan.
Should be playing a critical role we also -- it's obvious the Pakistani government knew where bin Laden was and never -- grew up.
We also know that American officials like admiral Mullen have said that the -- on places like the embassy.
In in in Kabul.
Word known about by the ISA the Pakistani Secret Service cell.
I they gonna respond to us in any way are we gonna put pressure are we allow this man to die.
In jail what this man is an American hero he help avenge and bring justice.
For the deaths of Americans -- we should be helping him he should not be forgotten broadening -- prison.
In this holiday season and I'm glad that his -- is speaking up.
Before you go though and -- -- -- with the State Department says it saved as Secretary Clinton has said we believe that the prosecution and conviction of doctor -- sends a wrong message.
About the importance of our shared interest in taking down one of the world's most notorious terrorist.
They were just -- say listen shut it down.
Bring him here in the United States now -- really cut you off reunion now cut the Dell off simple America can do it actions speak louder than words we'll see.
We're gonna do anything Peter okay thanks for resilience of that terrible story over there.