This is what we've come to. Some miscreant thinks this is a good idea.
Bin Laden look-alike runs for election
By JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press Writer
Wed Apr 18, 6:34 AM ET
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine elections are largely a battle of name recall, so Agakhan Sharief has chosen a moniker that will surely capture the attention of voters well beyond his backwater southern province — Osama bin Laden.
Unlike the world's most-wanted terror suspect, Sharief is known by many in Lanao del Sur province as a peacemaker who has helped broker truces when sporadic clashes have erupted between government troops and Muslim insurgents.
If we had a government in 2001 that embraced the worlds empathy and goodwill, if we had taken that and tried to change our footprint in the world, tried to reach out to countries where terrorism flourishes... using the name Bin Laden would be no different in the world than taking the name Hitler.
But we didn't.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.... and I'll run for office under his name.