There seems to be some kind of miscommunication going around or maybe it’s me that is wrong. All the news sites are reporting the courier that led to the capture of bin Laden was a Kuwaiti.
The guy’s nickname was “al Kuwaiti” but from what I’ve read he wasn’t a Kuwaiti but instead a Pakistani national who was born in Kuwait which doesn’t make him a Kuwaiti.
It took years of work before the CIA identified the courier’s real name: Sheikh Abu Ahmed, a Pakistani man born in Kuwait. [Source]
I wonder if the Kuwait PR department will kick in to correct this bit of information since right now its giving Kuwait a bad image.
Update: The main headline right now on CNN.com is “U.S. tracked Kuwaiti courier since 2007”