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Taliban Leader, iPhone User

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If the terrorists could vote, they'd vote for Candidate X—this argument is America's greatest rhetorical treasure. So let's apply it to smartphones, right now! I've got a picture of a high-level terrorist with an iPhone and everything! Updated

The man pictured here is the recently captured Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Mullah Abdul Salaam Zaeef, who is world famous for precisely the kind of stuff that you don't want to be famous for. Infamous, even!

Update: Apparently the magazine misindentifies the man in the photo. That's actually Mullah Abdul Salaam Zaeef, a former Taliban official's who's been spotted with his iPhone before. (Thanks, Ray!)


Anyway, what I'm trying to say is, next time you find yourself in an endless online flamewar about smartphones representing the side of Android or WebOS or Windows Mobile or BlackBerry, it is totally fine to call your opponent a terrorist. [Jeune Afrique—Thanks, Benjamin!]