John Hinderaker at Powerline has the following nitch on the New Osama bin Laden added to, not replacing, the Old Osama bin Laden:
I’ve thought for quite a while that we have al Qaeda on the run, but this clinches it: Osama bin Laden has retreated to the last refuge of a scoundrel, environmentalism:
Osama bin Laden criticised relief efforts in Pakistan and called for action against climate change in what appeared to be a new audio tape from the al Qaeda leader issued on Friday in an Islamist forum. …
Bin Laden also touches on global warming, the second time he is believed to have made climate change a prominent theme of one of his statements.
“The huge climate change is affecting our (Islamic) nation and is causing great catastrophes throughout the Islamic world,” he says in the tape.
Who knows, maybe someday bin Laden could win a Nobel Peace Prize, like Al Gore. Don’t laugh–after all, bin Laden must have the smallest carbon footprint of any political leader. An unheated cave, a few goats–talk about sustainability! He makes Gore look like a rank hypocrite. Well, to be fair, pretty much anyone does.
Comment: While you’re at Powerline, take a look at today’s mini-movie of the decade: NO PRESSURE. I am sure it will catch your attention all the way to the end….which will happen in under four minutes.