October 30, 2004

State Department Tried to Stop Airing of Bin Laden Tape


WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department on Friday urged the government of Qatar, which finances Al-Jazeera, not to broadcast a videotaped speech by Osama bin Laden, a senior State Department official said.


The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the State Department spoke to officials in Qatar before Al-Jazeera showed a portion of the tape. In it, the al-Qaida leader said the United States can avoid another attack if it stops threatening the security of Muslims. Read more

Posted by Crazy Eddie at October 30, 2004 12:40 AM

I am not sure if theis helps or hurts Bush.


Posted by: mikey1@cox.net at October 30, 2004 02:45 PM

I think it hrts Bush.

Posted by: Joe at October 30, 2004 02:51 PM