Osama Bin Laden Tape

Update: Transcript of bin Laden video here. Fox reports on this facet:

Bin Laden suggested Bush was slow to react to the Sept. 11 attacks, giving the hijackers more time than they expected. At the time of the attacks, the president was listening to schoolchildren in Florida reading a book.

"It never occurred to us that the commander-in-chief of the American armed forces would leave 50,000 of his citizens in the two towers to face these horrors alone," he said, referring to the number of people who worked at the World Trade Center.

"It appeared to him [Bush] that a little girl's talk about her goat and its butting was more important than the planes and their butting of the skyscrapers. That gave us three times the required time to carry out the operations, thank God," he said.

So where is Osama?

What's up with the Osama bin Laden tape? Does anyone other than Reuters believe it helps Bush?

Bin Laden, in his first video in more than a year, threatened new attacks on the United States.

"Despite entering the fourth year after Sept. 11, Bush is still deceiving you and hiding the truth from you and therefore the reasons are still there to repeat what happened," he said.

I don't think it helps Bush at all. I think if anything, it re-raises the issue of why is Osama still out there? Why didn't Bush get him? It may redirect attention to Tora Bora and how Bush let Osama get away. See, "How Bush blew it in Tora Bora"and "9/11's betrayal in quagmire of Iraq"

For more, check out the newly revised Tora Bora timeline--it now has sourced links.

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