Well, reading about America's (expected) decision to remove most of its military presence from Saudi Arabia, I find that the BBC informs me of this:
Saudi Arabia is home to some of Islam's holiest sites and the deployment of US forces there was seen as a historic betrayal by many Islamists, notably Osama Bin Laden. Bin Laden used American presence to justify anti-US attacks It is one of the main reasons given by the Saudi-born dissident - blamed by Washington for the 11 September attacks - to justify violence against the United States and its allies.
Ah, it is merely the case that Washington claims that Osama bin Laden was responsible for September 11, is it? Presumably there are people at the BBC that think it may have been someone else. (The international Jewish conspiracy, anyone? The scary thing is that much of the Arab world actually believes this). This doubt is presumably why Osama bin Laden is merely a "dissident" and not a terrorist.
Blimey, this is pathetic.
(Link via The Gweilo Diaries).