Thank you Osama for reminding us about the possiblity of the threat of terrorism. You see, we just celebrated the anniversary of 9-11 and we were starting to think we were getting over it and moving on with our lives.
“The reason for our dispute with you is your support for your ally Israel, occupying our land in Palestine.”
The message, entitled “A statement to the American people,” was around 11 minutes long and was posted a few days after the eighth anniversary of the Sept 11, 2001 attacks. Wonder why it didn’t come before 9-11.
In the tape, the al Qaeda leader said there had been no real change in American policy because U.S. President Barack Obama had retained people like U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates from the administration of former President George W. Bush.
“If you think about your situation well, you will know that the White House is occupied by pressure groups,” Bin Laden said.
“Rather than fighting to liberate Iraq — as Bush claimed — it (the White House) should have been liberated.”
“You have only changed the faces in the White House,” he said, referring to Obama who took office this year. “Obama is a weakened man. He will not be able to stop the war.”