Thursday, June 19, 2014

Worst Idea Ever: Osama bin Laden Action Figure

The Washington Post reports that the CIA had the horrible and pointless idea of making an Osama bin Laden action figure. The CIA recruited Donald Levine, the late CEO of Hasbro to make the doll.

“It appealed to [Levine] because it had nothing to do with actually hurting someone,” said a person familiar with his decision to get involved. “It was the softer side of the CIA.”

The agency approved the production of the gift items, which were put in backpacks for distribution — blue for boys and pink for girls.

There is nothing a kid wants more than a Satanic looking Osama bin Laden doll.

The stupidity of giving this action figure to children amazes me. Although, it is not certain if any children ever received the action figure. According to CIA spokesman Ryan Trapani, only three dolls were made. One is still housed at the CIA.

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