No expense too great as FBI surfs the internet – to create a photo of an ‘aged Bin Laden’

This is why the FBI needs such a big budget — browsing the Web for a guy who looks like Osama Bin Laden, but older, doesn’t come cheap, folks.

In a statement Saturday, the agency would say only that it was aware of similarities between their age-progressed image “and that of an existing photograph of a Spanish public official [Gaspar Llamazares].””The forensic artist was unable to find suitable features among the reference photographs and obtained those features, in part, from a photograph he found on the Internet,” the FBI said in a statement to the Associated Press.

The one in the midde appears to represent Osama bin Laden in a Hawaiian shirt, the one on the right is Osama the matinee idol. Clearly the FBI believes Osama is a man of many moods and felt it important to capture them in its brilliant photo montage.

http://www.boingboing.net/2010/01/16/fbi-uses-internet-ph.html

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