Bin Laden Wore Cowboy Hat To Avoid Detection

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•28 Jul 9, 2013

According to an investigation by the Pakistani government into the death of Osama bin Laden leaked to the public Monday, the former al-Qaeda leader wore a cowboy hat, shaved his beard, and used other tricks to avoid being detected by authorities for nearly 10 years. What do you think?

  • “I do this at work all the time. Throw on a 10-gallon hat and it’s like you’re not even there.”

    Brandon Whalen –
    Plant Breeder

  • “Oh, so that’s why the Pakistani government couldn’t find him living next to a military base for 10 years.”

    Jean Hackett –
    Compliance Officer

  • “I’ll bet he looked pretty darn handsome.”

    Peter Kirkwood –
    Dorm Room Inspector

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