Al-Qaqa’a: Osama to the Rescue? By William Bowles

30 October 2004

Bin Laden Releases New Videotape Aired October 29, 2004 – 21:00 ET (transcript)

LARRY KING, HOST: OK, Walter. What do you make of this? [a new Osama bin Laden tape addressing the American people] …

WALTER CRONKITE, FMR. CBS NEWS ANCHOR: What we just heard. So now the question is basically right now, how will this affect the election? And I have a feeling that it could tilt the election a bit. In fact, I’m a little inclined to think that Karl Rove, the political manager at the White House, who is a very clever man, he probably set up bin Laden to this thing. The advantage to the Republican side is to get rid of, as a principal subject of the campaigns right now, get rid of the whole problem of the al Qaqaa explosive dump. Right now, that, the last couple of days, has, I think, upset the Republican campaign. Continue reading