In his new book ‘A promised land’, former president of the United States, Barack Hussain Obama has spilled the beans over the 2011 Abbottabad operation.
He claimed that the then president of Pakistan Asif Zardari had termed the death of Osama bin Laden a good news.
Obama wrote that when he called Asif Zardari, he expressed joy over the news and recalled how extremists allegedly belonging to al-Qaeda assassinated his wife and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
According to details, Obama’s book has been published on Nov 17 in which he presented details of the Abbottabad operation saying that giving Pakistan information about the raid was easier than thought, because the then president of Pakistan realized situation of the US. He said apart from Zardari he made calls to several world leaders taking them into confidence over the operation.
The former US president wrote: “I expected that the call to the troubled president of Pakistan would be the most difficult. He must face opposition in his country for violating the integrity of Pakistan. Congratulations, he said, “Whatever the outcome, this is a great news.”
He wrote in his book that Michael Glenn Mullen, the then US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had called his Pakistani counterpart, the then Army Chief General Pervez Kayani, who was soft-spoken and he requested that “We need to clear the process and its target as soon as possible to help handle the reaction of the Pakistani people. ”
Barack Obama wrote that ordering a military strike in a coalition state was a violation of its integrity, but he did so because he did not want to miss the opportunity to assassinate the al-Qaeda leader.