Diver to Hunt for Osama's Body
California salvage diver wants to be really sure we got him
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2011 10:50 AM CDT
This April 1998 file photo shows Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan.   (AP File Photo)

(Newser) – Osama bin Laden may be sleeping with the fishes, but he's a wanted man still: A California diver Fox News describes as "eccentric" is going to scour the Arabian Sea until he finds—and photographs—the corpse of the notorious terrorist. For the bargain price of $400,000, 59-year-old Bill Warren is going to rent a ship and a remote-controlled submarine for two weeks next month. "I'm doing it because I am a patriotic American who wants to know the truth. I do it for the world," Warren says.

"The Obama administration should have released the photo, like we did with Billy the Kid, or [John] Dillinger, or even Saddam Hussein," Warren tells the New York Post. "I have a Russian girlfriend, and she tells me that over there, in intelligence circles, they don't believe bin Laden's really dead."

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Kookey90
Jun 13, 2011 4:17 PM CDT
What a waste of time. Unless the US Navy left a GPS tracking device on the body (doubtful) that he could home in on; there's no way he'll find what little would be left. Hopefully our guys burried Osama with a piece of pork stuffed in his mouth which the sharks could pick up on.
MacGardner
Jun 13, 2011 1:39 PM CDT
Actually, I think the guy has an excellent chance of finding him. I heard the sharks were about to eat Osama, and the first one took a bite and said to his buddies.......Ewwwwwwww, this guy was a CLOWN ! His shark buddies wanted to know why he came to that conclusion and he said ...HE TASTES FUNNY,, so they all left, looking for the guy's tuna sandwich that was thrown overboard 20 years ago.
Grandpa_Timbo
Jun 13, 2011 12:32 AM CDT
It seems for every event there is cynical opportunist that somehow manages to scam the dumbasses for big bucks and get his 15 minutes of fame. That shit is best ignored.