Friday, October 29, 2004

Another Video 

Uh oh:
Arab satellite television Al Jazeera said Friday it would broadcast a video tape from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden addressing the American people, four days before the U.S. presidential election.

It said the tape, to be aired at 2000 GMT, would discuss the reasons behind the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States that killed nearly 3,000 people and their repercussions.

I don't think much of these "videos", and especially the recent one of the "American", but a Bin Laden video before the election has gotta have some meaning. This one is definitely meant to effect the election in some way, but who's going to fall for it? These guys have more videos than MTV.

Update: I haven't seen the video, or read the transcript, but according to Drudge, Bin Laden say Bush has been "misleading America for four years..." That use of the word "misleading" sounds awfully like what Kerry has been accusing Bush of doing all along. Is it a fake video-the October Surprise?

Update II:
Ok, no doubt that the new video is real, but I'm not sure if it really will help either candidate. At first blush, i'd think it'll help Bush, but the reference to Bush continuing reading "My Pet Goat" to the students, as the Towers burned, leads me to think the opposite. Has Bin Laden seen "Fahrenheit 911 too? Ok, that just plays to the right wingers script...


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