Osama bin Laden in Indiana: ‘And Just Like That, a Don DeLillo Novel is Born’

Travel Blog  •  Michael Yessis  •  07.01.09 | 4:07 PM ET

Steve Coll breaks the news that Osama bin Laden and his family vacationed in the U.S. for two weeks in 1979, visiting California and Indiana. The details of Coll’s post in the New Yorker come from a forthcoming book by Osama’s first wife.

The DeLillo reference in our headline comes from a related snarky Gawker post. Gawker also asks: “Doesn’t Growing Up bin Laden sound like a great name for a reality show?”

Why not? It certainly would be more interesting than this.
Or this.
Or this.
Or this.
Or this.
Or this.
Or this.
Or this.
Or this.
Or this.
Or this.
Or this.

Man, that’s tiring.



1 Comment for Osama bin Laden in Indiana: ‘And Just Like That, a Don DeLillo Novel is Born’

Ling 07.05.09 | 10:10 AM ET

I hope they strip-searched him when he visited the US. Would be a shame if the caveman got off without ever having to face the kindof stuff that travelers have to face today at airport security because of him.

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