Whether you're a jihadist or just a flack trying to quell the flames of the Vytorin crisis, PR can be a dirty job. When the Web site of al-Sahab, al-Qaeda's media arm, asked its users what they'd like to ask Al Queda's No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the questions ranged from the vapid to the insipid - so much so that the organization abandoned the idea and took the posts down before answering.
Actual posts from users on the Web site of al-Sahab:
>> "Does al-Qaeda have a long-term strategy?"
>> "Why doesn't al-Qaeda open a front in Egypt, where there are wide opportunities and fertile ground for drawing in mujahedeen?"
>> "Why haven't you attacked America again?"
>> "Can I join the holy war without my mother's permission?"