The Taliban evaluated George Bush’s head in the sum of $50 million. This was said by one of the supervisors of the special services of the movement, Mohammad Sayd Hakkani. He also said that despite the poverty of the Afghani people, they offered the sum, which doubled the figure, given by the Americans for prime suspect, Osama bin Laden’s head. Hakkani stressed that those $25 million did not attract the true Muslims at all. He said, they all were totally devoted to their faith and there is basically nothing that can tempt them.
What else can be said, the stakes are growing every hour. The original sum, which was promised for Osama bin Laden’s head was only five million dollars. Now we got $25 million. Anyway, the starting price for the head of the American president is impressive. Of course, no one is going to take this Taliban’s propaganda step seriously, it is very unlikely there will be long lines of those, wishing to get those 50 million. All American presidents have always been target number one for terrorists, so Bush does not have to worry he will have insomnia after his head has been evaluated. It is Osama bin Laden, who is supposed to take care of himself. The statement from the Taliban spokesman is meant for the Muslim people first and foremost, and then - for the USA.
Dmitry Litvinovich PRAVDA.Ru
AP photo: President Bush reaches to shake hands after his address for the troops at Fort Campbell Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, in Kentucky