Myths about the unlamented Osama bin Laden

Here from Britain's The Guardian newspaper is an interesting catalog of misconceptions about the unlamented dead guy, starting with the notion that the U.S. "invented" bin Laden. (The U.S. did aid and encourage anti-Soviet Afghans -- likely including some who later joined the extremist Taliban government -- and Osama bin Laden was involved in fighting the Soviet occupation of that country as well, but from what I've read, bin Laden was neither recruited nor funded by the U.S.)

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