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Bin Laden Driver's Soft Spot: McDonald's Fries

FBI agents discovered he liked them during interrogations
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2008 1:31 PM CDT
Bin Laden Driver's Soft Spot: McDonald's Fries
Defendant Salim Hamdan watches as an FBI agent testifies about his interrogations of Hamdan at a trial at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba, Thursday, July 24, 2008.    (AP Photo/Janet Hamlin)

(Newser) – Osama bin Laden’s driver warmed up to interrogators after he was given McDonald’s french fries, Reuters reports. He "even appreciated that McDonald's fries are not good cold," an FBI agent testified yesterday at Salim Hamdan’s war crimes trial. In another instance, he perked up when permitted to call his wife—after being held for 7 months.

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"Mr. Hamdan cried quite a bit," the agent said. "He was very grateful for the opportunity to speak to his wife. A burden had been lifted from him. At least his wife knew he was alive." (Read more McDonald's stories.)

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