Friday, September 7, 2007
Oh Look! It's An Osama bin Laden Double!
By now we've all heard there's a "new" Osama bin Laden video out, with a taped message, transcripts of which are now all over the Internet. Word is voice recognition software/experts are saying it's really him. Uh-huh. If so, I especially love how he taunts the Democratic party for not listening to the American public and forcing a troop withdrawal from Iraq. I guess Osama's been reading Dailykos.
But seriously, the last thing I knew, devout and conservative Muslim men (and bin Laden would fit that description) don't trim their beards nor dye their gray hairs, just as their women don't show skin in public; they hide under their burquas. The dude in the photo above clearly fiddles with his beard. (Well ... it could be a fake beard since, perhaps, bin Laden's hacked his off in order to remain incognito. So to make the video, he applied massive amounts of steel wool to his face.)
Pardon my skepticism, but I suppose I think everything's too coincidental. Osama is here to taunt us all on the eve of September 11, and on the eve of General Petraeus's message to Congress that the surge has truly helped us kick booty in Iraq. He should know. Dubya just met with him to tell him so.