The Democratic Presidential candidate said recently that America should have met Bin Laden to forestall the 2001 terrorist attacks in which more than a thousand died.
Senator Barrack Obama, 46, expressed confidence in Bin Laden's ability to reason.
'If America had sat down with Bin Laden, a consensus would have been reached; he would have felt disinclined to bomb America, instead America isolated a key ally. It was totally avoidable.'
In a press release today the Obama campaign said: 'America must not repeat the pre 9/11 mistake where Bin Laden was isolated and empowered to attack America. We must be prepared to go to mountains, tables to negotiate with terrorists.
'All over the world where this strategy has been applied, great success has been achieved.'