No one to get Osama’s bounty: White House
Washington: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has said that no one would receive the government`s 25 million dollar reward money for finding Osama bin Laden, because no one intentionally directed US intelligence officials to the al Qaeda leader.
“As far as I`m aware, no one knowledgeably said, `Oh, Osama bin Laden`s over here in Abbottabad at 5703, you know, Green Avenue," CBS News quoted Carney, as saying.
Carney said that the reward isn``t given if someone "accidentally" provides the necessary information through the intelligence gathering process.
In 2001, the US State Department offered a 25 million dollars reward for information about Osama’s whereabouts.
In 2004, then Senator Hillary Clinton pushed for the passage of a bill that would allow the Secretary of State, the position she now holds, to authorize as much as 50 million dollars as a prize.