Such rewards, for bin Laden and others, haven’t worked in the past — loyalty to Islam and jihad seems to be stronger than the monetary lure. From AP, with thanks to JE:
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has approved up to $US5 million ($6.8 million) in exchange for information on Abu Ayyub al-Masri, the new face of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
Al-Masri is presumed to be the successor of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed by an American bomb in early June….
The State Department says people with tips should contact its Rewards for Justice program, any US embassy or consulate or any US military commander in Iraq.