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10 Sep, 2011

When attacked, US ‘will come and get you’: Panetta | DAWN.COM

WASHINGTON: America’s response to 9/11 shows that “you don’t mess” with the United States and that when attacked, “we will come and get you,” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Friday.

Panetta — who as former CIA director oversaw the raid that killed Al-Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden on May 2 –said the hijackers underestimated the country.

“The people who attacked us on 9/11 were trying to weaken America, trying to hurt America. And instead they strengthened us,” Panetta told an audience of police and emergency workers.

“Because you don’t mess with this country,” he said.

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