Report: Al Qaeda No. 2 Zawahiri Injured, Possibly Killed
Friday, August 01, 2008
Al Qaeda’s second in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, may be injured or even dead, according to a CBS News report based on an intercepted letter that urgently requests a doctor to treat Zawahiri.
CBS News says it obtained a copy of the letter from sources in Pakistan, where Zawahiri, second only to Usama bin Laden, is thought to be hiding.
The letter, reportedly written by a local Taliban leader and dated Tuesday, says Zawahiri is in "severe pain" and his "injuries are infected," according to the report.
You know, I'm not in the habit of wishing anyone dead, but let's just say that I won't be disappointed to hear confirmation that he's no longer with us. Scumbag. And here's hoping his 72 virgins all look like Helen Thomas and sound like Harvey Fierstein.