Helpful advice – just refer to him as “Bin Ladin”
Nobody seems to be immune to it. From the man on the street to the most seasoned reporter, Everybody is mixing up Osama and Obama. This is especially unfortunate since so many people are enthusiastically cheering his death – questions of “Freudian Slips” abound to the chagrin of many.
My advice is simple – avoid the risk. Simply use his last name. That way there is no chance you will confuse the two. You’ll be happier, your friends will be more at ease and the Secret Service be thankful they don’t have to chase down quite so many wild geese!