ISLAMABAD. Pakistan’s military and intelligence agency claim they were ready with a raid of their own, planned for what turned out to be the day after a U.S. raid on the compound of uber-terrorist Osama bin Laden.
“We were shocked and disappointed that the Americans cut in front of us with their own raid,” said Ahmad Shuja Pasha, head of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). “Here,” he said, “look at my calendar, you see, Tuesday, 3:00 AM, Raid OBL compound.’” He then warned, “In Pakistan, and all over the region, there is nothing worse than a person who, how you say, ‘cuts in line.’”
“We even have our own aerial photos of the bunker. And our own 3D computer models. See, here’s one,” said Pakistan’s air force chief Rao Qamar, rapidly waving a photo of something around.
“This U.S. raid was illegal!” shouted a bystander. When informed that the US has rejected arguments that the US military effort against bin Laden in Pakistan was illegal, the onlooker said, “well, it was still rude,” and ran away.
Reports from eye witnesses in Washington say Defense Secretary Robert Gates could be heard laughing “all the way down the hall” when shown the evidence.