Skip to comments.Bin Laden has more to say (New Tape)
Posted on 11/04/2004 10:07:26 AM PST by Kennesaw
Nov. 4, 2004, 12:10AM
Bin Laden has more to say Terrorist claims Iraq's 'black gold' bedazzled Bush By NADIA ABOU EL-MAGD Associated Press
CAIRO, EGYPT - Terror mastermind Osama bin Laden claimed in new video footage broadcast Wednesday that President Bush ignored warnings against invading Iraq because he was dazzled by the country's "black gold" and ended up leading the United States into a quagmire.
The full video, portions of which were broadcast Friday, was posted on a Web site used by Islamic groups Wednesday.
The tape shows the author of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks accusing Bush of acting out of "private" interests an allusion to his oil-business past.
Bush ignored the warnings because "the darkness of the black gold blurred his vision and insight, and he gave priority to private interests over the public interests of America," bin Laden says in the portions of the tape that the Qatar-based Arab network Al-Jazeera did not broadcast Friday.
"The war went ahead. The death toll rose. The American economy bled, and Bush became embroiled in the swamps of Iraq that threaten his future," bin Laden said.
Accusing America of oppressing and killing Arabs, bin Laden asks: "Is defending oneself and punishing the aggressor objectionable as terrorism? If it is, then it is unavoidable for us."
Analysts say bin Laden issued the tape in a bid to influence the U.S. presidential elections, which took place four days after Al-Jazeera broadcast it.
In another partial portion of the video released Monday, bin Laden vowed to bleed America to bankruptcy, boasting that for every $1 al-Qaida has spent on terrorist strikes, it has cost the United States $1 million in economic fallout and military spending, including emergency funding for Iraq and Afghanistan.
Never knew Osama was a Beverly Hillbillies fan.
Osama must have the daily Democrat talking points emailed to him.
BS! The Saudis are interested in doing business. They're not interested in killing and enslving folks under your 7th century rubbish as you are binnie. PS, you're a dead man.
My prediction (and I'm getting better at these):
OBL is dead and/or in custody by Christmas.
The more I see OBL revived from the dead, the angrier I get. What are we waiting for? I'm sure we could "drop" a few reminders on those "remote" areas he's in...
Well we know OBL watched Fahrenheit 9/11, now it appears that he must get the TV Channel or Nick at Night on his cable server.
He knows how to kill
How to destroy.
How to terrorize the weak.
How to run away and hide after he does all those things.
The public interest in these tapes is dropping exponentially. Al Qaeda is effectively dead. (But it's no time to stop stomping the body).
I love how the press keeps come up with new ways to sugarcoat what he is...
No, not a good idea. We want him captured alive now. Let him keep mouthing off and we will eventually knab him.
I'll settle for his undisputed verified DNA, however.
i wonder if Bob Shrum is running Al Qaida for homerbinladen?
I'm pretty sure Granny could not only outshoot Osama, but she could also kick his chicken-$h*t @ss al the way across Pakistan.
Yeah, well, here's news for you spineless punk: GWB and the American people delivered you your future on a silver platter this past November 2nd.
We voted UNANIMOUSLY for your DEATH. And we shall rejoice, mark my words.
And overthrown Chavez rather than Saddam - we get more oil from Mexico and Venezuela than from the Middle East.
Houston COMMIE reports this. Maybe they are harboring obl with cameras and background. Take it to Texas Mouthy! The other rag in Texas! Both of these have not been Bush friendly... they are own by libs and love the Dixie Chicks.
Well, I doubt there is actually a "new tape". Nice try...