Taliban say Osama OK
...While these reports are obviously hearsay, so were the reports of his death. Osama could clear all this up if he would just call a press briefing and answer questions directly. Since many on the left think he is winning, they should have to explain why he is too frightened to meet with the media. The way many of them are following his script he would be among friends.
The Arabic channel said its Pakistan bureau had received a call from the unnamed Taliban official a few days after a leaked French secret document said Saudi intelligence believed bin Laden died last month in Pakistan.
"The official said bin Laden was alive and that reports that he is ill are not true," said Bakr Atyani, Al Arabiya's Islamabad correspondent. "The Taliban checked with members who are close to al Qaeda that these reports are baseless."