Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Our Man In Baghdad

In another blow to the prestige of the comments section of Semi-Daily Journal, Osama bin Laden rings in the New Year by announcing: "Did too have a connection with Iraq":

CAIRO, Dec. 27 - An audiotape message said to be made by the terrorist leader Osama bin Laden called for Muslims to boycott elections there next month and endorsed the Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi as Mr. bin Laden's deputy in Iraq.

The tape, broadcast Monday by the Arab news network Al Jazeera, condemned the American-backed Iraqi elections for a constitutional assembly, scheduled for Jan. 30, saying, "In the balance of Islam, this constitution is infidel and therefore everyone who participates in this election will be considered infidels."

The voice on the tape also described Mr. Zarqawi as the "emir," or prince, of Al Qaeda in Iraq....

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