I've been saying for years that Osama bin Laden is at least irrelevant, if not dead.
Since I first said that years ago, there haven't been any convincing videotapes with an obviously authentic bin Laden speaking about contemporaneous events. The goatlovers keep releasing audiotapes purportedly by bin Laden, but you'd think if they were authentic they could round up a cheap digital camera and record a real video.
Today, an audiotape allegedly of bin Laden's voice was released with an accompanying still picture of bin Laden. Yeah, that's proof that he's still alive.