Saturday, January 30, 2010

Strange Bedfellows

I'm still trying to wrap my head around the idea that Osama bin Laden has denounced the U.S., and urged a boycott of American goods, over global warming. Things I am wondering:

  • Is there a big group of young Muslim environmentalists who are the intended target for this message?
  • If we pass cap-and-trade legislation, is that a surrender to terrorism? Will Republicans say that it is?
  • Will he go after China next? (Hard to see how that could be a good idea for him--he's already tapped into the Uighur market.)
  • What's with this boycott business? Has he decided to emulate Gandhi?
Bet you didn't know this: the AP story on this reports that he also mentioned global warming in a tape released in 2007. My mind is pretty boggled.

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