It takes Brother Michael two relatively lengthy paragraphs of his new NRO piece “One Moment in Time” to get to this: And, according to Iranians I trust, Osama bin Laden finally departed this world in mid-December. The al Qaeda leader died of kidney failure and was buried in Iran, where he had spent most of his time since the destruction of al Qaeda in Afghanistan. The Iranians who reported this note that this year’s message in conjunction with the Muslim Haj came from his number two, Ayman al-Zawahiri, for the first time.
Of course, we’ve all heard this song before. But one day it’s going to be true, right? Why not now?