Seems like it would have been money well spent and a hell of a lot cheaper than the money that's been spent since chasing ghosts.
No one will rat him out for $25 million. Or $50 million. Or $50 billion. Doesn't anyone understand that it's not about the money? However, a billion or so a few years back would have probably mobilized a fairly crack team of mercenaries, informants, free marketeers, and tin pot dictators to zero in on his location.
Legal aspects, you say? Shoot, BushCo doesn't much care about the legal aspects of anything else about the War on Terra™ , so why would a few potential legal entanglements get in the way?
So much "duh", so little time...until the 3rd annual Spring Offensive Against Terror:
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US State Department said no decision had been made on doubling a 25-million-dollar bounty for terror mastermind Osama bin Laden, but it left open the possibility.
Time Magazine reported that the administration of President George W. Bush was likely to raise the bounty on Al-Qaeda's chief to 50 million dollars by the end of February...