"I think it is interesting that we haven't heard from him for close to a year," Rumsfeld told reporters en route to Islamabad.Either way, don't you think we - the American people - deserve something more than speculation from the W, Rove and Co? Yes indeed, he "could be wrong," so why is he "playing politics" when that is a game the W, Rove and Co so despise?
"I don't know what it means, but I suspect in any event if he is alive and functioning that he is sending a major fraction of his time trying to avoid being caught," Rumsfeld said.
"I have trouble believing he is able to operate sufficiently to be in a position of major command over a worldwide al Qaeda operation, but I could be wrong," he said.
P.S. Thanks for the catch Gaia - I must have been looking at another article when I typed the top paragraph. It's fixed.