10:53pm

Mon May 2, 2011
Politics

In Colorado, Palin Questions bin Laden, Pakistan Link

Sarah Palin is questioning whether Pakistan played a role in helping harbor Osama bin Laden.  The 2008 vice presidential candidate spoke in Lakewood Monday night at a fundraiser for veterans.

The crowd of about 1,000 fans in a gym at Colorado Christian University got fired up at any mention of Osama bin Laden.  

"We thank our president," Palin said. " We thank President Bush for having made the right calls to set up this victory." 

Toward the end of the roughly 25 minute speech, Palin wondered how bin Laden could have lived so close to a Pakistani military compound.

"How was the most wanted man in the world able to avoid detection living in comfort in plain sight," she asked.

Palin went on to stress that the war against terrorism is far from over despite the killing of bin Laden. 

That stirred emotions in Shannon Stephens, a CCU student who said she left the event feeling inspired.

"That’s what I needed to hear," Stephens said.  "The encouragement to keep the hope alive, and to just continue to support them because they need us more than ever right now. "