So I do not know what to think, but I do have a possible solution.
Call the mother out? All bush has to do is come out an announce to the best of his knowledge that he believes that Bin Laden is dead. If anyone asks questions or brings up reasonable arguments, he can say that his secret highly classified information says otherwise.
Is it a risk? Yes, but if bin laden makes a mistake and shows his hand he is really dead. If bin laden does the smart thing and stays quite for a awhile, more and more people will believe bush.
If bush wins reelection he has nothing to lose, and can take personally responsibility for the action of playing a dirty trick on America, which we will not mind if it ends up netting the bastard, in fact it might help our Bush and his party if he plays the dirty trick and produces bin laden as a result of the trick.
What do you think?
update: in the articles that i read no one mentioned laden's health problems. I found out why, apparently that information is probably inconculsive.
The official said U.S. intelligence is that bin Laden needs dialysis every three days and "it is fairly obvious that that could be an issue when you are running from place to place, and facing the idea of needing to generate electricity in a mountain hideout."
Other U.S. officials contradicted the reports of bin Laden's health problems, saying there is "no evidence" the suspected terrorist mastermind has ever suffered kidney failure or required kidney dialysis. The officials called such suggestions a "recurrent rumor."
My take on this is that if Bin laden had a health problem before 9-11, he would have solved it and is probably alive. If Bin laden did not solve his health problem or if the problem came up after 9-11 he is dead. If he never had health problems he is proably alive.