Friday, September 7, 2007

Osama who? Oh, yeah! He's the guy who got away when Bush sent our avengers to Iraq

Osama bin Laden has always been a weird dude, but never more so than on his latest video. I mean, the dyed (or fake) beard, the unlikely pitch for lower taxes, the reference to the subprime mortgage crisis, the taunting of the Democratic Party -- the man was riffing all over the place, and doing it in a strangely stiff manner.

He even mentioned global warming (which mention, I'm afraid, is only going to embolden the deniers; I can hear them chortling now: "Global warming? Come on. Who you gonna believe? Al Gore and Osama bin Laden? Or Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter?")

Here's a transcript of bin Laden's rap. And here's Josh Marshall's initial take on the matter, with which I'm inclined to agree.


MR. BASEBALL said...

I'm inclined to agree with Marshall's comments too, but the craziness of Bin Laden's comments make him even scarier. And is this really Bin Laden? If so, then why the fake or dyed beard?

The Rascal said...

Regarding the beard, it's my understanding that maintaining a dark beard is something of a Muslim tradition. Lots of guys have theirs dyed. Santa Claus obviously is not a Muslim.