Representation Through Humiliation

3/23/2005

bin Laden Captured...Once...Maybe...Kind Of?

AP :
A commander for Osama bin Laden during Afghanistan’s war with the Soviet Union who helped the al-Qaida leader escape American forces at Tora Bora is being held by U.S. authorities, a government document says.

Although this was an issue during last year's election, no one really looked into this. But when the AP cracked open a couple of record books, citing Freedom of Information Act, they find this. That the most wanted/forgotten/"Osama WHO?" man on earth slipped through our fingers is all well and good, but the real question is how ObL got his hands on that nifty gold robe so quickly after his release.