Relatives of Osama bin Laden want proof that the terrorist leader is dead and are calling for an investigation into how he was killed, according to Jean Sasson, an author who helped one of bin Laden's sons write a memoir.An investigation into how he was killed? "Shot in the face by US Navy SEALS" isn't that terribly complicated a cause of death. No need to page Dr. House to sleuth this one out.
Bin Laden's relatives "would like to have been able to have witnessed seeing the body, at least identified the body, because, you know how it is in the Middle East so many times: They really need proof or people start believing -- this has been discussed by a lot more people than me -- that many people will not believe that he's dead," Sasson told CNN Wednesday.These are people that believe that kindly old Mrs. Goldstein next door kidnaps neighborhood children and uses their blood for cookie dough; do you really think that people who shelve The Protocols of the Elders of Zion in the non-fiction section are going to be convinced by a photo on the internets? I don't mean to be harshly critical here, but the only more credulous demographic on the planet is "People Who Bought The Boxed Set Of Leonard Nimoy's In Search Of..."