The mere mention of the name Osama bin Laden, so conspicuously absent from the news in recent years, is enough to make one 's blood curdle, and the hair on the back of one 's neck stand up. Images of flaming buildings consumed by billowing black smoke come vividly to mind. One recalls the stench of death hanging ominously in the air, as horrified victims flee for their lives amid the rubble of fallen skyscrapers. Now the ashen gray ghost of Osama bin Laden once again hangs over the nation like a specter, casting a dark pall of fear and death. Duct tape sales must be soaring.
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