Tuesday, September 03, 2002

Osama Bin Hidin'

Some US military commanders want to redeploy Special Operations forces that have been searching for Osama Bin Laden, according to The New York Times, on the theory that he's probably dead. They're probably right, he probably is dead.

But here's a question. If Osama is dead, wouldn't there be a huge battle over his estate? Wouldn't the wives be in there fighting for a bigger slice of the pie? Wouldn't large numbers of accountants and bankers and lawyers be hassling over the distribution? The resolution of the estate "issue" seems to me the best argument that Osama remains alive and at large.