May 11, 2011

OSAMA BIN LADEN TAPES SHOW 'PATHETIC' SIDE OF AL QAEDA LEADER: EXPERTS

The U.S. government is running a full-court press to prevent Osama bin Laden from becoming a hallowed martyr by by means of what are essentially out-takes of videos made by bin Laden to paint him instead as a unsuccessful, pathetic old man, experts said today.



Of the five videos made public by the White House this weekend, perhaps the most outstanding shows bin Laden huddled under a blanket, inspection himself on television with a remote control in his supply, changing the channels whenever he sees pictures of president Obama. "He's always been very careful about controlling his image and here was nurturing his image, watching himself on television in what was the nearly everyone revealing, most human, least proscribed moment of his entire career," Lawrence Wright, Osama bin Laden expert and author of "The Looming Tower," said.

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