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Fri June 20, 2014
CIA Toyed With Osama Bin Laden Action Figure
Originally published on Fri June 20, 2014 6:29 am
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Of all the ways the CIA has tried to fight terrorism, this is one of the strangest. The Washington Post reports that in 2005 a project with the codename, devil eyes, produced action dolls of Osama Bin Laden - looked just like him until the face paint flecked off, revealing a demon face. It was apparently intended to scare children away from following the al-Qaida leader. The project didn't happen, but one doll lives on at the CIA. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.