Al Jazeera is running a tape of someone purporting to be Osama bin Laden praising recent attacks (including the theater siege in Moscow). A couple of interesting notes: first, it’s not video. That could mean it’s faked, or that he’s too ill to show himself in front of a camera. The second is that bin Laden didn’t mention the recent sniper attacks in the Washington DC vicinity. That seems to confirm that there’s no al Qaeda/sniper connection, doesn’t it? (I never believed there was, but I know Ann Coulter, for one, disagrees.)