“Instead of assigning a fact-finding team, they killed the main perpetrator and threw his body into the sea. Would it not have been reasonable to bring to justice and openly bring to trial the main perpetrator of the incident in order to identify the elements behind the safe space provided for the invading aircraft to attack the twin world trade towers? Why should it not have been allowed to bring him to trial to help recognise those who launched terrorist groups and brought wars and other miseries into the region? Is there any classified information that must be kept secret?”

–Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Speech to the United Nations General Assembly (22 September 2011), New York.

 

Former President Ahmadinejad put forth the question millions of Pakistanis and people around the world asked in the wake of the raid that killed the man who was larger than life and an enigma before and after his death, why was he disposed off in a manner that reeked of suspicion and lack of transparency? Before the Americans glorify the day they rid the world of Osama Bin Laden, some introspection is required into their own actions.