Peter with Osama

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In 1997, after being blindfolded and driven five hours to a secret location in Afghanistan, Peter found himself in a hut with Osama bin Laden. "He struck me as an intelligent guy, very well informed," Peter says. "He was very serious. The people around him treated him like a god."

Something bin Laden told Peter during that interview would eventually change the world. "He said, 'We're going to declare war on the United States,'" Peter says. "At the back of my mind, I said, 'We're sitting in a mud hut in the middle of the night in Afghanistan. How are you going to attack the United States?' But of course, within four years we had an idea."