September 30, 2008
Imperial Good News: Taliban Leader Baitullah Mehsud Dead [Update: Not dead?]
The leader of Pakistan's Taliban, Baitullah Mehsud, is dead from kidney failure, sources told CNN.Good riddance.
The Pakistan government blamed Mehsud for the December 27, 2007, assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
An unnamed Islamabad-based source with connections within the Mehsud tribe in South Waziristan said Mehsud died about 1 a.m. Wednesday. Military officials in the field confirmed to CNN that Mehsud had died.
This post could use some cheering up. Meet Baitullah's dead brother, Abudullah.
Retardation runs in the family.