Sunday, October 31, 2004

My Schadenfreude Moment

Turns out Al Jazeera had a few ethical considerations in airing the full new Osama bin Laden videotape and chose only to air a carefully chosen 6 minutes. Threaten to kill Americans - okay, whine about Bushie having you on the run – bad. Note from Al Jazeera to OBL: whining is an unattractive quality in a terrorist.

The full tape runs to 18 minutes and the New York Post is reporting on what did not make the airwaves:
Osama bin Laden's newest tape may have thrust him to the forefront of the presidential election, but what was not seen was the cave-dwelling terror lord talking about the setbacks al Qaeda has faced in recent months.

Officials said that in the 18-minute long tape — of which only six minutes were aired on the al-Jazeera Arab television network in the Middle East on Friday — bin Laden bemoans the recent democratic elections in Afghanistan and the lack of violence involved with it.

On the tape, bin Laden also says his terror organization has been hurt by the U.S. military's unrelenting manhunt for him and his cohorts on the Afghan-Pakistani border.

Shhh! No one tell Michael Moore.

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