US Seized bin Laden's Handwritten Journal, Too No personal stuff: He wrote about missions and al-Qaeda By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted May 11, 2011 4:10 PM CDT 12 comments Comments In this photo made from video released by the US, Osama bin Laden watches television in his Abbottabad compound. (AP Photo/Department of Defense) (Newser) – Among the goodies seized from Osama bin Laden's compound is a personal journal written by the man himself, a US official tells the National Journal. No embarrassing personal revelations, though: It's strictly business—in this case, al-Qaeda operations. “There doesn’t seem to be anything in there like, ‘I had trouble with one of my wives today,'" the official says. Assuming it holds up, the journal is further proof that bin Laden remained active in the terror group's planning until his final days.