BIN LADEN TAPE….For what it’s worth, the new bin Laden tape seems obviously fake to me. It’s easy to make a tape that has clearly been shot recently, and this one ? like all the others ? is rather artfully edited to make its provenance obscure. There’s no reason to go to that trouble unless it’s a fake to begin with.

I suspect that all the high powered analysis in the world is less meaningful than that simple fact.