Make Mine A Double

<em>Ten Bin Laden lookalikes have allegedly been hired by al-Qaeda</em>

1. I am a rock,

I am an islamabad.

2. I am a Caesar saladin:

Veni, vici, video.

3. I am an announcer

Just muezzin around.

4. I am appearing nightly

On Kabul television.

5. I am a stalking-horse

Ridden by Donald Rumsfeld.

6. I am a scot-free

Camel laird.

7. I am a son of the desert,

A Laurel and Hardy perennial.

8. I am a pillar of salt:

Taliban upon Cerebos.

9. I am a lost harpsichord,

A Scarlatti Pimpernel.

10. I am a sheik,

A hippy-hippy sheik.

This article first appeared in the 26 November 2001 issue of the New Statesman, The New Statesman Special Report - The SAS story they want to suppress