Osama bin Laden wasn’t always considered a bad guy. At least in the eyes of western media. He was, sort of, a hero. See how he was depicted in this article published in The Independent on 6 December, 1993. This was a classic case of ‘a enemy of my enemy is my friend’ until that ‘friend’ turned out to be the biggest enemy a decade later.
Read the original article which was published online here.