(photo: Dr. Shikal Afridi, Osama Bin Laden, from the aaram.net website)
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told CBS that he is "very concerned" over the arrest of Dr. Shikal Afridi who ran a CIA program to vaccinate local children, as a cover to the real mission, which is to locate and identify Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad, where alQaeda's chief was killed in a Navy seals raid. Afridi was arrested following the 2nd of May operation amid calls to try him for treason and cut all cooperation with the U.S. in its war on terror. Panetta said that he's very concerned "about what the Pakistanis did with this individual"; he claimed that Dr. Afridi's actions were not "in any way treasonous towards Pakistan". "As a matter of fact Pakistan and the United States have a common cause here against terrorism and for them to take this kind of action against somebody who was helping to go after terrorism, i just think it is a real mistake on their part".