The PJ Tatler

What to do…what to do...?

Now that Obama has decided not to release photos evidencing the fall of Osama bin Laden, the ever tricksy al-Qaeda has another option than merely heroizing the “martyred” OBL: insist on the contrary—that he never died, that it’s just another infidel conspiracy theory to demoralize the umma, etc., etc.—perhaps even circulate a previously taped video or audio of OBL. If so, the administration would do well to realize that conspiracy theories are not the sole domain of the Middle East, and may very well spread—a lesson Obama should’ve learned from his birth certificate fiasco.