Thursday, September 09, 2004

Why Is This Considered News?

Yahoo! News has been playing this as a top story all day:
Bin Laden Deputy: U.S. Losing Afghanistan

By SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press Writer

CAIRO, Egypt - In a videotape made public ahead of the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden's chief deputy claimed Thursday the United States was on the brink of defeat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

With an assault rifle leaning on the wall behind him, Ayman al-Zawahri said, "The defeat of America in Iraq and Afghanistan has become a matter of time, with God's help....The Americans in both countries are between two fires, if they continue they bleed to death and if they withdrew they loose [sic] everything."

The videotape was broadcast by Al-Jazeera television, which said it received the tape exclusively. It was not immediately clear how Al-Jazeera got the video....
But we can guess can't we? This is like CBS News doing an impartial story about President Bush. No, it's like Axis Sally telling American troops that Hitler is winning the war.

Ayman al-Zawahri -- isn't he the guy who's on the run from U.S. and Pakistani forces? Talk about "loosers".