Joseph Straw
July 8, 2013

A Pakistani traffic cop had Osama bin Laden all but cuffed months after 9/11, but sent the world’s most wanted man on his way and back into the shadows.

The too-hackneyed-for-Hollywood scenario was shared to Pakistani authorities by a bin Laden bodyguard’s wife, and revealed in that government’s official report on the case, obtained exclusively by Qatar-based news network Al Jazeera.

A wife of Al Qaeda bodyguard and courier Ibrahim al-Kuwaiti, named Maryam told investigators that she did not know the identity of the tall man she and her husband lived with in 2002 and 2003 in the country’s Swat Valley.

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