The world’s most alarmist website called this three days ago. The word today is that AQ’s Mengele will be back soon with another windy rant about Bush, Darfur, and the biggest Zionist puppet of them all, Benedict XVI. Re: Sudan, we’re taking bets on whether he praises the genocide being perpetrated there or panders to liberals by condemning Bush for doing nothing about it. Or both.

As usual, though, it’s the Blotter that has the big news:

In a surprise phone call to the home of an ABC News producer in Pakistan, the top Taliban military commander, Mulla Dadullah Akhund, said Osama bin Laden is alive and that there is no truth to the rumors of his death from typhoid.

“Sheikh Osama is all right. He is safe,” Dadullah told ABC News’ Rahimullah Yusufzai. Dadullah would not disclose the location from where he was calling…

When pressed for evidence to show that bin Laden is alive, Dadullah hinted that there is a possibility of a tape being sent to media organizations to prove that the al Qaeda head isn’t dead. Dadullah, however, declined to say as to when this tape would be made available.

Dawood promised Mir, remember. Is the worry-meter about to go to code orange?