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Bin Laden's image: Looking into the face of evil
Osama bin Laden once argued that the U.S., in its "Global War on Terror," was "like the one who plows and sows the sea: he harvests nothing but failure." Bin Laden made this assertion in his video titled "The Solution," which was released Sept. 7, 2007, in advance of the sixth anniversary of Sept. 11. Since I learned that the U.S. had dispatched the assassinated al-Qaida leader by burial at sea, I have been reflecting on the uncanny relationship between bin Laden's aphoristic assessment from 31/2 years ago and his watery fate.
By Rebecca A. Adelman
May 9, 2011