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Advani's spoonerism: Obama bin Laden

April 17, 2009 16:54 IST

Osama became Obama for a few minutes for L K Advani at a press conference on Friday but the embarrassed Bharatiya Janata Party leader corrected himself in no time.

Reading out excerpts from the interim report of BJP's task force on black money, he mistakenly took the name of the US President instead of that of the international terror mastermind Osama Bin Laden.

"Illicit monies are the dirty outcome of modern capitalism. But after the 9/11 terror attacks, the US realised that, not just the buccaneers in business but even Obama Bin Laden could also hide his funds in secret havens and use them to bomb the world," he said.

But within minutes, an aide passed on a chit to the BJP leader, after which he corrected himself, saying "I have been told that I have just made a mistake".

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