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And it's just pushing a bill in congress that would freeze any American aid to Pakistan.
Until the government of Pakistan demonstrates it had no knowledge.
That Osama bin Laden was a guest of the country joining me now congressman Ted Poe Republican of congress.
Texas congressman great to have you with us.
It is good to talk to you live and you know why do you feel it is necessary to -- put forward this legislation this week to to constrain the administration.
Well -- as you mentioned you billions of dollars to Pakistan let's freeze the money to we find out.
What they knew about Osama bin Laden where they gave him sanctuary it's hard for me to believe.
That he would have this big house so close to military base for so many years live in that and no one in the government knew about it.
-- there incompetent or they're just not telling us so before they get any more aid from the United States they have to come clean with the United States congress and let us know.
What they knew about their whereabouts of Osama -- lot.
It as you well know and our I think suggesting -- other clearly congressman.
A lot of people are asking how could Osama bin Laden.
Be in a -- curious compound 35 miles from the capital of Pakistan.
In -- -- neighborhood.
Retired generals and top military officers in Pakistan.
And near their West Point.
And military base and academy.
What it what is your judgment on each of those open questions.
I think they're all fair questions that we need answers to.
President Bush said it best in this in a message to congress right after 9/11 he told our allies -- you're with us.
Are you with the terrorists.
It's time for us to find out exactly where Pakistan stands on this they seem to be play -- both sides.
Of the game so to speak.
And -- they need to really come to the American side -- we need to cut off complete aid to Pakistan and we just need to get those answers.
I'm -- is and also of -- to inquire as to why you -- asked.
Intelligence would not have identified Osama bin Laden would not have been far more skeptical.
Of the I -- that Pakistan intelligence agency in the government itself.
Given both it's history and its nature.
Well of course that is perfect evidence of why.
Pakistan is obviously hiding something if we didn't even tell -- about the raid.
All the compound.
Obviously our intelligence community our military has great reservations about the what.
If being able to keep this secret Pakistan and not telling Osama bin Laden that -- the way congressman -- -- thanks for being with us.
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