Say it ain't so! Peter Bergen, a leading Western expert on Osama bin Laden, says
that the recent portrait
of the terror kingpin as a Whitney Houston-obsessed, Van Halen-loving schizo pothead doesn't hold up. (Who saw that coming?)
"The worst book of the year, is surely Diary of a Lost Girl: The Autobiography of Kola Boof," Bergen writes on his personal Web site. "The book is rife with howlers large and small," he says:
. . . there is one vividly recounted scene in which Boof performs sex acts on a group that included bin Laden; Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaedaâs number two; Abdullah Azzam, bin Ladenâs mentor, and Sayyid Qutb, the Egyptian jihadist theoretician. Boof says this happened in Morocco in 1996. However, in 1996 bin Laden was living in Sudan, Ayman al Zawahiri was imprisoned in Dagestan, Azzam had been assassinated in Pakistan thirteen years earlier, and Qutb had been lying in his grave for three decades.
Well, cross that guy off your party "A" list. (Bin Laden, I mean. I hear Bergen can really cut a rug -- even to "Rock Lobster.")