It is my personal belief that Osama bin Laden died at Tora Bora some two and a half years ago and that these messages he keeps sending to his friends at al-Jazeera are actually the handiwork of his disciples. It doesn't really matter, though, because the idea of Osama has power for both the bad guys and us: they can use his image and voice to motivate the lunatics to do violence and we can make him a perpetual object on our way to killing as many of these savages as we can across the Muslim world.
However, the latest Osama message was particularly striking in its poll-tested tone. It could almost have been written by MoveOn.org or some other "patriotic" organization. It is a mixture of a truce-offering to Europe and jihad against the Zionist-Occupied Government on the Potomac (and elsewhere): get out of Iraq and we'll let you be, but steer clear of Americans and Jews, whom we still want to kill a bunch of.
Right. So, what else is new? Besides the Spaniards, who always give in to fascists, I don't think any of the other white people are going to leave until the job gets done. There are just too many good reasons to fight for Iraq's future, so OBL is SOL.
But at least his message will give Kerry and his fellow-travelers some good talking points. I mean, after all, if even Osama is down on the corporate imperialism of Halliburton, isn't that proof enough of the anti-war Left's wisdom in deeming this whole war a "big-time" oil grab? Disgusting, isn't it, that Osama bin Laden's rhetoric so closely resembles that of the Democratic Party?
A vote for John Kerry is a vote for those who hate America.
In case you forgot.