A new audio tape this week, and a video tape from al-Zawahiri. They are starting to talk about us more than we talk about them. I'm listening to Al Franken's new book. He says:
During the whole of 2003, George W. Bush publicly mentioned Osama Bin Laden 4 times -- every time in direct response to a question about Osama Bin Laden.and:
Bin Laden must have been furious. Here he had gone to all this trouble to murder thousands of Americans, and Saddam -- Saddam, the infidel! -- was getting all the credit! Who was the head of al Qaeda?! Who was funding al Qaeda?! Somewhere along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border there was a very angry terrorist mastermind.Of course, in 2003, Dubya was busy pulling stunts like this:
(What's with the Teletubbie-inspired uniforms on the crewmen?)
Franken also says that OBL was mentioned only twice at the 2004 Republican National Convention, once by Gov. Pataki of NY and once by some other guy at 11:30 in the morning with almost no TV coverage. It looks like more of the same in 2006.
In other news, United 93 opens today.