He's dead, Jim.
Wrong. He is very much alive and very much being hunted daily by brave warriors who are risking their lives in unknown locations deep in Indian country on missions you will never hear about (unless something goes wrong).
But just as Zarqawi, Mullah Omar and Zawahiri are alive. So is UBL. But we will get him one of these days. He is going to zig and our shooters are going zag...and we'll bag him.
'E's not pinin'! 'E's passed on! This terrorist is no more! He has ceased to be! 'E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! 'E's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch 'e'd be pushing up the daisies! 'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig! 'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-TERRORIST!!
No he is not..
I highly doubt he is dead. I think he is alive, yet not necessarily well in the northern portion of Pakistan. I also have a feeling that he will most likely be nabbed sometime next year. Or perhaps in 2008 before the elections.
Conspiracy? Nah. Act of god? Perhaps.