To those who think that Osama bin Laden might be alive, two questions:
1. If OBL were alive, wouldn't his #1 priority be to release a new video, showing him holding a newspaper with a current headline (perhaps one announcing his own death), in order to demonstrate that the leaders of the USA are incompetent, or liars not to be trusted, or both, and so rally his followers?
2. Isn't the continuing absence of any such video further evidence that OBL is in fact dead?
I doubt that bin Laden is a fan of western literature, but I am quite sure that, if her were alive, he would love to announce that the reports of his death were an exaggeration.