Al-Jazeera said the tape deals with the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States and their consequences. While the announcer said the message was an audiotape, the station’s Web site called it a video.
The Qatari-based channel did not say how it had received the tape nor how it had concluded that it was authentic.Fox is supposedly running a this at 4PM EST. I’m sure we’ll have much more on this later. Thanks to Paul for the tipoff…
Update: The linked report now has details on the tape.
Aljazeera reports Bin Ladin: Reasons to attack US remain
Gesturing at the camera with a finger to stress points, bin Ladin once again took responsibility for the September 11 attacks and said reasons to attack the United States remain.
He also accused US President George Bush of deceiving the American people.
“Despite the fact that we are into the fourth year after September 11, President Bush is still misleading you and hiding the real reason from you, which means that the reasons to repeat what happened remain,” bin Ladin said.
In his address just four days ahead of the US presidential election, bin Ladin also said the US administration resembled “corrupt” Arab governments.Update 2: Drudge has the transcript.