Bin Laden's 2001 escape... the "X"s and "O"s

Why did it take 10 years to get Osama Bin Laden? Think football. In December 2001, Bin Laden ran an end-around misdirection play, faking out his pursuers. At least that's how Guantanamo detainee Harun Shirzad al-Afghani tells the story in fresh Wiki-leaks documents. Remember, Bin Laden was pinned down behind the line of scrimmage in Tora Bora in late 2001. The American military called an all out blitz. But Bin Laden did a Favre-like escape. Most assumed he slipped south across the border into Pakistan. But since that's what everyone expected, Bin Laden apparently reversed field and fled north. Sure, the American military was caught flat-footed in that play... but kudos on the 4th quarter comeback yesterday, boys! The real America's Team gave 110% in a sudden death overtime. (Read about the 2001 escape here)

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