Saturday, March 10, 2007

Happy 50th Birthday Osama bin Laden!

If Osama bin Laden is actually alive, he celebrates his 50th birthday today. "Friends in the Taliban prayed for his long life. The al-Qaida leader’s long silence has fueled speculation that the world’s most-wanted fugitive may have died, though many in the international intelligence community reckon Islamist militant Web sites would circulate word of his death."

According to Reuters, "a long silence [since then] has fueled rumors that bin Laden is unwell, or dead, though the United States fears that the al-Qaida network he founded is rebuilding its base in Pakistani tribal lands, and has forged ties with affiliates in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East."

The United States has a longstanding offer of a $25 million reward for any information leading to the arrest or death of bin Laden, but leads on his whereabouts have been almost non-existent. Can one of you attorneys also explain to me how you can offer $25M for the death of someone....without even so much as an indictment? How does presumptive innocence figure into that?
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, you think he's a hero? You rip on Dick Cheney and George Bush and you wish Bin Laden happy birthday? No wonder we're losing the war.

Anonymous said...

I can't stand your ironical righton-edness. Please use less ironical righton-edness.

Thanks!

P.S. To previous poster....happy birthday!

Jack Brummet said...

I don't know if I'll use less or not--but I love the phrase! /jack