Pakistan Might Allow U.S. Access to Osama Bin Laden's Wives but Not to Compound


Pakistan's intelligence agency and military -- both very powerful institutions -- have suffered a heavy setback since the U.S.-led attack in Abbottabad about a week ago.

Abroad, Pakistan is facing suspicion of helping the world's most wanted man. At home, locals say the raid -- conducted in the middle of the night without any cooperation with Pakistan -- has exposed the military and government as incompetent, ignorant and weak.

Text messages in Pakistan have lampooned the government and the military with comments like, "Don't honk: the army is asleep," "Public service message from the army: stay alert. Don't rely on us," and "Pakistani radar system for sale: buy one, get one free."

Many people who spoke to ABC News feel that the government and military leaders should resign.

Over the weekend, U.S. authorities released videos seized from bin Laden's compound to expose his weak side and in effect prevent him from becoming a martyr and in an effort to discredit the leader.

ABC News' Jim Sciutto contributed to this report.

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