What letters spell crazy?
Newly released letters captured in the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden a year ago show the al-Qaida leader thought certain comrades were making the terror network look bad in the eyes of the Islamic world.
For example, in one letter bin Laden complains about the guy who tried to set off a car bomb in Times Square. The May 2010 bombing failed. During his trial, the guy — a Pakistani who gained U.S. citizenship — told the court he “didn’t mean it” when he took his American citizenship oath, which includes a vow not to harm the United States.
Bin Laden said lying about an oath breaks Islamic law.
“This is not the kind of lying to the enemy that is permitted. It is treachery,” bin Laden wrote.
What kind of lying is permitted? “Hey, I’m not going to blow you up?”