Polytropos: The OBL Tape makes a very good point:
If Osama Bin Laden knew about an Al Qaeda attack in the works between now and Tuesday, he wouldnâ€™t have released the tape he did. He would have remained silent, or he would have tried to spread fear by hinting at what was to come. Instead, we get this: a rambling message, at times incoherent, all in all, rather pathetic. More than anything else, it seems to me like a desperate political move â€” trying to make his voice heard, though he nothing to say.
In other words, the only importance of the tape, as far as Iâ€™m concerned, is that it means thereâ€™s not going to be an election-related terrorist attack. So get out there and vote.
Wow. Good point.