The annual bin Laden death rumor is circulating again…
Leaked by the French.
The French defense ministry on Saturday called for an internal investigation of the leak of an intelligence document that raises the possibility that Osama bin Laden may have died of typhoid in Pakistan a month ago but said the report of the death remained unverified.
The daily newspaper for the Lorraine region in eastern France printed what it described as a confidential document from the French foreign intelligence service DGSE citing an uncorroborated report from Saudi secret services that the leader of the al-Qaida terror network had died.
U.S. is not confirming.
But if it is true, this is great news on two fronts. One because the animal is dead, but also because he died in such a way as to eliminate the martyrdom effect. Not like that would really mean much as the angry islamonutjobs can use anything as a pretext to mass murder.
Maybe Bill Clinton will claim he gave him typhoid…
Update: Someone reminded me of the hype surrounding a supposed “big announcement” by President Bush on Sept. 6 which turned out not to live up to the hype. Maybe this was supposed to be the big announcement, but something happened.
Update 2: There is some good (and confirmed) news out of Iraq. But don’t tune into MSM to hear about it.