Sunday, October 31, 2004

bin Laden video: Another 12 minutes not shown on TV

The bin Laden tape apparently had another 12 minutes on it, according to Wizbangblog , the New York Post and others - stuff no one has shown on TV:

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.

A portion of the left-out footage includes a tirade aimed at President Bush and his father, former President George H.W. Bush, claiming the war in Iraq is purely over oil.

I would have loved to see it. But Jenna taped the Real World over the White House copy.