What if Ayman al-Zawahiri and other al-Qaida leaders gave up Osama Bin Laden for the express purpose of making Obama look good? Giving Obama stature, political capital. Obama got Osama! I mean really, do you think al-Qaida depends on Osama Bin Laden any more, like it did?... So they give him him, they give away his location. We go in, SEAL Team 6, Obama puffs up... Keep him in power, furthers the cause... Do you think the militant Islamists will be as hopeful of getting rid of Israel with a Republican president or with a Democrat president? Just throwing it out there.
A Highly Plausible Theory of Al Qaeda's Decline
A totally believable and eminently rational explanation from one the country's true bastions of sober commentary.