Walter Cronkite Suspects Karl Rove is Behind Bin Laden Tape
Walter Cronkite on Larry King Live last night, discussing the newly released tape of Osama bin Laden:
In fact, I'm a little inclined to think that Karl Rove, the political manager at the White House, who is a very clever man, he probably set up bin Laden to this thing. The advantage to the Republican side is to get rid of, as a principal subject of the campaigns right now, get rid of the whole problem of the al Qaqaa explosive dump. Right now, that, the last couple of days, has, I think, upset the Republican campaign.
Cronkite also notes the variance in bin Laden's appearance and demeanor, saying it's almost like he's vying for a position as an international spokesman:
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