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Matthieu Aikins on Bin Laden, Shakil Afridi, and Zero Dark Thirty (VIDEO)

Matthieu Aikins

Democracy Now (h/t):

Today we look at the capture of Osama bin Laden — the focus of the controversial new movie, “Zero Dark Thirty” — which was released this week. Billed as “the story of history’s greatest manhunt for the world’s most dangerous man,” the film has come under harsh criticism from Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Senators Dianne Feinstein and Carl Levin for its depiction of torture. Meanwhile, Pakistan continues to face the fallout from the raid that led to the capture and killing of bin Laden in May 2011. Eight health workers have been killed this week during a nationwide anti-polio drive, as opposition to such immunization efforts in parts of country has increased after the fake CIA hepatitis vaccination campaign that helped locate bin Laden last year. Pakistan is one of only three countries in the world where polio remains endemic. Pakistani clerics said medical workers should not pay the price for those who collaborated with the CIA. For more we’re joined by Matthieu Aikins, who just returned from two months in Pakistan researching what led to the capture and killing of bin Laden. His most recent article for GQ Magazine is called, “The Doctor, the CIA, and the Blood of Bin Laden.”

Watch Matthieu Aikins talk with Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman and Juan González after the jump.

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