December 12, 2005

Maybe, maybe not.

Envoy: Bin Laden may not be in control

I still think he's being rogered with a pitchfork by Beelzebub, but it's hard to say for certain. I've said it before, though--he seemed awfully fond of videotapes back in the day, and we've not seen one from him in a very long time--it's been over a year since we've heard even an audio tape, and far longer than that for a video. Now, either he's grown camera-shy, or he's not fit to be seen by the faithful because he's a grown into a tiny broken-down husk of a madman, or he's dead. And you know, if he does decide to show up again, it would be nice to have a recent copy of the New York Times, just to show the date and all.

He does seem to have been neutralized as far as everyday control of things--but people like Zarqawi and al-Zawahri and various Democratic party functionaries still seem to think it's good to keep mentioning him, Boogie Man-like, so the true believers will continue to fight the good fight.

In any case, it's good we haven't heard from him, and the less, the better.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at December 12, 2005 10:49 AM

The batteries on his Super 8 Blow the Infidels All to Hellicam could be out of juice.

Hard to find a 220V outlet in the Pakistani Highlands, you know.

Posted by: skinnydan at December 12, 2005 11:23 AM

Which makes kidney dialysis just that much harder.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at December 12, 2005 11:47 AM