Huffington Post Media Group; The Berggruen Institute on Governance
In mid-February, Californian Congressman Dana Rohrabacher announced his desire to nominate Pakistani doctor, Shakil Afridi, for the Congressional Gold Medal -- the highest civilian honor bestowed by our legislature. The deed which merits this accolade is his supposed assistance to the CIA in finding Osama bin Laden in Pakistan last year. Dr. Afridi is now languishing in a Pakistani prison under indefinite detention on charges of treason. Congressman's Rohrabacher's efforts to stand by the man who risked his life for this mission, and perhaps for monetary rewards and relocation to the United States, are understandable. Most Pakistani-Americans, including myself, are certainly relieved that a maniac like Osama bin Laden is no longer able to plan further acts of terrorism.
However, what is missing from this narrative is the method that was used by the CIA to glean the information about bin Laden's whereabouts...