If this is true, I think the person who said it is likely standing in the unemployment line this morning.
“We want people to think ‘terrorism’ for the last four days,” said a Bush-Cheney campaign official. “And anything that raises the issue in people’s minds is good for us.”
A senior GOP strategist added, “anything that makes people nervous about their personal safety helps Bush.”
He called it “a little gift,” saying it helps the President but doesn’t guarantee his reelection.
And if Osama’s tape is a fake who turned it out?
According to Aljazeera:
The tape was dropped off at the gate of the station’s office in an envelope on Friday, just hours before it aired, said Ahmad Muaffaq Zaidan, Al-Jazeera’s bureau chief in Pakistan.
“The Arabic television channel Al-Jazeera said today that it received the latest video taped message from Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden at its offices in the Pakistani capital.
We received it in Pakistan . . . Somebody dropped it yesterday at the gate,” Zaidan told The Associated Press. “The guard brought it to me along with other mail. It was in an envelope, I opened it and it was a big scoop.”
Zaidan said he transmitted the tape to Al-Jazeera’s headquarters in the Gulf country of Qatar immediately.