Bin Laden is believed to be six feet four inches to six feet six inches tall and weigh 160 pounds. He is 50 years old.That was from the ABC News website this morning, from a story that talks about a bin Laden lookalike who has been arrested a few times in Pakistan.
Yet Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his riveting epic, "The Looming Tower," says unequivocally that bin Laden is really about six feet tall, not 6-6. True, our intelligence agency originally believed bin Laden was taller.
Wright conducted 560 interviews across the globe over a five-year period after 9/11 so I'm going with his version over ABC's.