OBL/9-11 terrorists video: Will Howard Dean NOW officially pronounce OBL as guilty?

He wanted to give him the presumption of innocence before, so I was just curious if, in light of the release of this video, which shows OBL meeting with the 9-11 hijackers, if Deanie was ready to officially declare OBL guilty of masterminding the 9-11 attacks.

The Nutrootian reaction to this, I’m predicting, will be:

I bet the Bush admin have had their hands on this video for ages and are only now releasing it. It’s two months before the Congressional elections. I QUESTION THE TIMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

It’s not a question of IF they’ll be reacting that way, but when. I mean, gosh, we’ve got a docudrama airing on ABC this weekend that is reported to paint Bubba and Co’s efforts at fighting the emerging threat from OBL and AQ as weak, and NOW this video???


Seriously, the here’s the AP report:

The video showed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and two of the 19 Islamist militants that took part in the attacks, Saudi nationals Hamza el-Ramdi and Wael el-Shemari.

They spoke of the situation faced by Muslims in Bosnia and Chechnya.

Fifteen of the 19 attackers on September 11 were Saudis, and Al-Jazeera said it had only aired a few minutes of a document which it said lasted about an hour and a half.

The footage also showed hand-to-hand combat practice between people who wore masks over their heads.

The television station also broadcast a recording attributed to the head of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Hamza al-Muhajer, in which he said he was sure of victory against US-led forces in the country.

The recording was posted on an Islamist Internet site as well, but its authenticity could not be immediately established.

In the Internet statement, Muhajer also urged Sunni Muslims to kill at least one US citizen within the next two weeks.

“Oh followers of (Taliban leader) Mullah Mohammed Omar, oh sons of (Al-Qaeda leader) Osama bin Laden, oh disciples of (slain Al-Qaeda in Iraq leader) Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi … I urge each of you to kill at least one American within a period not exceeding 15 days,” Muhajer said.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin

Stay tuned to Hot Air as Allah’s all over this developing story.

Also blogging about this: The Jawa Report, Blue Crab Boulevard, Greg Tinti, RightWinged.com, Stop The ACLU, Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler

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