Skip to comments.Kerry calls for Rumsfeld's resignation after new 'Bin Laden' tape
Posted on 04/23/2006 6:08:49 PM PDT by SirLinksalot
Kerry calls for Rumsfeld's resignation after new 'Bin Laden' tape
Washington - US Senator John Kerry on Sunday called on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign following the airing of a new recording attributed to fugitive al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Bin Laden slipped past US troops from his hideout in the Tora Bora area of Afghanistan in late 2001 because Rumsfeld had not committed enough troops to finding him, Kerry, the Democratic Party candidate in the 2004 presidential election, told ABC television.
The failure to catch the al-Qaeda head on that occasion was one of the biggest catastrophes in the war against terrorism, Kerry added.
The US military says it has no information on the exact whereabouts of bin Laden, but suspects he is hiding somewhere along the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
In the voice recording aired Sunday by pan-Arab channel al- Jazeera, al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden said that the West was waging a crusade against Islam, which their boycott of Hamas and their intervention in Sudan proved.
'Their [the West's] boycott of Hamas confirmed that it is a crusade Zionist war against Muslims,' bin Laden said.
The recording was the first appearance of bin Laden in the Arab media since al-Jazeera aired a voice recording on January 19 in which the al-Qaeda leader offered the West an armistice.
In Sunday's recording, bin Laden said that the rejection by the West of his armistice was proof that the West opposed dialogue. The West was insisting on continuing a crusade war against 'our nation.'
I call for Kerry's resignation.
Traitor kerry just can't shut up -- PING
Well, Bin Laden called for Bush's resignation, but I didn't notice that one happening either.
Obviously it doesn't trouble Kerry that he started his career in politics having the same talking points as the North Vietnamese, and will end it being the advocate for Bin Laden.
Can't this guy simply retire into rich irrelevance, rather than talk stoopid (and be quoted!) every day on his way there?
He is SUCH a buffoon.
Kerry thought it was okay for the CIA employee to lead secret information to the press. Maybe kerry should resign.
i agree. hes a nut job.
Kerry can't resign until he's been impeached.
Since Osamma's message hints at Al Queda defeat, John "Surrender Now" Kerry's timing is just right?
"The West was insisting on continuing a crusade war against 'our nation.'"
Funny, I thought that Bin Laden was intent on continuing the Ottoman 150-year invasion against "my nation". Perhaps I am confused, and he's repeating the Moorish invasion. Then again, perhaps Bin Laden is repeating the Islamic invasions into Balkins... Gosh, I could be sooo wrong that Bin Laden is simply the latest in a long line of Islamic invaders into the Western world.
The dead don't give audio tapes.
Well, recall that Bin Laden released a video just prior to our November 04 elections expressing his desire to have Kerry be the President (because he is a weakling on terrorism); its only fair the kerry return the favor and support Bin Laden. This american would expect nothing less from Senator Kerry, the traitor.
Jean-Fraud Kerry's been listening to a BEST OF tape...his friend Binny is dead.
He can't resign, he'd have to find a real job.
The comedy about Kerry's statement is that he NEVER would have caught OBL because he was saying the War On Terror was "the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time". He'd still be waiting for the French to tell him what to do.
And to think 48% of voters wanted this guy in the White House. The nation is still walking a tightrope, with about 48% ready to commit national suicide.
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