If Osama bin Laden's So Bad, Why Is He Free?

Osama bin Laden may be everyone's prime suspect in the embassy bombings, but he doesn't act much like a fugitive. The Saudi-born millionaire runs a network of Islamic charitable and educational organizations from a well-equipped headquarters outside Jalalabad, Afghanistan. He keeps in touch with the world via computers and satellite phones and gives occasional interviews to international news organizations including TIME and CNN.

Much of the time bin Laden seems to be actively campaigning for the position of suspect No. 1. He says the people who bombed U.S. military installations in Saudi Arabia "are heroes." He promoted a fatwa, a religious...

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