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Rob O'Neill: US Should Free Pakistani Doctor Who Helped Find bin Laden

By    |   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 08:44 PM

The United States should do more to free Dr. Shakeel Afridi, who worked with the CIA on a vaccination campaign that helped find Osama bin Laden, says former Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill, who says he fired the shot that killed the al-Qaida leader.

Afridi is serving a 33-year prison sentence, since cut 10 years, on charges he aided a terrorist group, but the United States says those charges are trumped up, and Afridi is really imprisoned for his work helping the CIA without the Pakistani government's knowledge.

The United States cut foreign aide to Pakistan by $33 million, but O'Neill, appearing Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren,"  said that is not enough.

"I think we can possibly do more and get our political muscle back and tell them we want him back. Maybe do a swap if they would," O'Neill said.

He pointed to another instance where he said the United States hung someone out to dry after they helped in the anti-terror effort.

"It happened with ISIS in al-Baghdadi near the air base there where they were asking for our help to come get them because they remember when those Sunni tribesmen helped us in 2007 and they asked for help," O'Neill said. "We didn't help them. We didn't help this guy. We're going to start losing sources by doing this."

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