FBI Image of Bin Laden Actually Spanish MP
“MP horrified by altered bin Laden pic”
Controversy arose in Spain this week when Gaspar Llamazares, the former leader and now parliamentary spokesman of the Spanish communist party ‘Izquierda Unida’, discovered that a recent FBI picture of what Osama Bin Laden may look like today was actually a photo-shopped picture of him taken from the internet. Llamazares says he is “‘stupefied’ by the FBI’s decision to use his photograph”, and he is considering legal action.
The FBI has admitted taking the picture from the internet, but say that “The forensic artist was not aware of the identity of the individual depicted in the photograph”. The US Embassy in Madrid has apologised for the error, but whoever’s image they used, someone would still be in the same situation. The image will be taken off the FBI website, but is now obviously in cyber-space for the foreseeable future.
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