Speaking about fallacies....
If you happen to practice a mental exercise called thinking, perhaps you would come to realize that OBL
is not THE leader nowadays.
Dont you realize that
-he has no or little communication possibilities since almost three years (other than by runners),
-autonomous groups, some linked to the organisation, some not, are perpetrating attacks without needing his green light
is a f..g smart ass, his web of groups is meshed (by opposition to a star configuration)
-there are as many local leaders as there are groups and as many regional coordinators/decidors as there are regions
-he had two decades to make his plans and recruit
-their "force" is in their doctrine, not in the leader
In his view, the best is likely that the US does what he expects them to do, and he knows them well enough.
In all likelihood he has won on all sides until now.
Will we see a creative and unexpected move from G. Bush and co. anytime soon or simply anytime if he goes for another four ?