What’s on Osama Bin Laden’s Computer?


The raid on Osama bin Laden's compound on Sunday morning was not only a success because we killed the bastard (U-S-A!), but also because of this:

The trove of materials collected from the compound includes 10 hard drives, five computers and more than 100 storage devices, a senior U.S. official told CNN Tuesday — material that investigators hope will yield clues to help break the al Qaeda network and thwart future terrorist attacks.

Among the storage devices are disks, DVDs and thumb drives, the source said.

That's a lot of stuff. And you would expect it to take our intelligence agencies a long time to sort through it all. But after being provided copies of the files from a mole deep within the CIA, Daily Intel, with the help of a powerful supercomputer that we bought for $3 billion a few years ago for just such an occasion, has already sorted through and categorized the contents of Osama's hardware and displayed them in the pie chart above.