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Powell Cites Apparent Bin Laden Statement on Iraq

Secretary of State Colin Powell on Tuesday disclosed what appeared to be a new statement from Osama bin Laden, saying it suggested further links between global terrorism and Iraq. Powell told the Senate Budget Committee that earlier in the day he had read a transcript “of what bin Laden, or who we believe to be bin Laden, will be saying on Al Jazeera during the course of the day,” referring to the Arab satellite station, based in Qatar. Powell told lawmakers they would “be seeing this as the day unfolds, where once again he speaks to the people of Iraq and talks about their struggle and how he is in partnership with Iraq.” Full Story

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