Obviously the big news of the day is the new Osama bin Laden tape. Colin Powell says that it proves the link between Iraq and al-Qaeda. MSNBC originally reported that bin Laden called on Iraqis to overthrow Saddam, but has since amended the story. The BBC has a full translation. Here’s what bin Laden has to say about his “partners” in Iraq:
First, showing good intentions. This means fighting should be for the sake of the one God. It should not be for championing ethnic groups, or for championing the non-Islamic regimes in all Arab countries, including Iraq.