No doubt Osama bin Laden is smiling quite a bit more these past days as he reads of the economic chaos here in America. Four dollar gas and $135 oil surely pleases the villain as he sits in his undisclosed bunker watching the hated United States crumble economically.
He could not have written a better script than the one that has played out over these past 8 years. Bringing him the most joy as he muses over our misery are the words, "I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!"
Soon. There's the word. Soon or not so soon: that is the question.
Whether the villain is ever captured is a moot point now in this tragedy. The mortal wound has been struck and the victim is left on center stage, bleeding to death while the scoundrel watches from off-stage.
Did bin Laden really write this play? Was he that insightful prior to 9-11 to have seen the future scenario so clearly? The scenario that oil was thicker than blood and that the United States would be brought to its knees begging for more oil, Saudi oil?
The great writers of antiquity could not have scripted such a perfect theme in this modern-day tragedy. What an artist bin Laden has become, an artist in his own time.