October 29, 2004

A NEW BIN LADEN VIDEO AIRS ON AL-JAZEERA. But you can’t tell from this early report whether there was any material in his statement proving it is a recently made video. There’s also nothing about how sickly he looked.

UPDATE: Now, we have a longer story complete with a screen-grab photo showing OBL — or someone who looks like him — holding up his index finger in lesson-giving style. There is a mention of John Kerry as well as George Bush, which provides some basis for guessing when the tape was made.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Is this an OBL effect?