So I was watching the CBC documentary “The Bush Years” last Sunday when this tidbit popped up. It was so unbelievable that I had to rewind the DVR and play it again to make sure I had heard it correctly. Any source other than the CBC and I wouldn’t have believed it.
Anyways the story goes like this. When the CIA believed they had killed #2 terrorist Ayman Al-Zawahiri, they cut off the head, put it in a box on ice, flew it to the white house so that W. could personally “identify” him (this is a euphemism for trophy). It turned out to not be him.
I found the relevant 3 minute clip from that documentary on youtube, and here it is for your viewing pleasure. Sorry non-Canadians, this clip appears to be region coded, but you ought to be able to still watch it if you find a Canadian proxy server.
The entire documentary is still available to view online here