Maggot food. Pushing Daisies. A stain on a cave wall in Tora Bora. No longer amongst the breathing.
Matthew Heidt (former Navy Seal) of Froggy Ruminations brought up this conversation on his blog (soon to be added to the roll-you go read NOW!) which goes along with what I have been thinking ever since we liberated Afghanistan.
Here's what I think. Osama was a publicity FIEND, and before 9/11 he took every opportunity to spout some garbage about the great satan, and had multiple interviews with all kinds of news sources. For instance, this ABC John Miller interview is an example of the publicity that he craved like a fat kid loves cake. Even since the Marines and special ops handed Afghanistan back to the Afghans, you have seen Osama how many times?
I always thought that the most damaging thing to the US Osama could do would be to publish a photo of him holding up a recent newspaper, which would thus prove his existence. He wouldn't have to reveal much to do so, he could be photographed against a blank wall, and whichever paper he chooses would be irrelevant so long as it has a date. Instead we have nothing. Just some hard to hear taped recordings of his voice, which mean nothing. I think he's dead, and frankly, that would be fine with me.