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Bin Laden Stays Silent As Saddam Speaks

The Bush administration’s public enemies No. 1 and 2 — Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden — have taken a night-and-day approach to life on the lam. The ousted Iraqi dictator has kept up a near-weekly verbal barrage, issuing taped warnings from hiding that have grown more frequent as the U.S. search for him expands. But messages from bin Laden, the elusive terrorist mastermind, have all but stopped. Bin Laden, the mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, was last heard from on April 7, exhorting Muslims in a tape obtained by The Associated Press to rise up against Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and other governments he claimed were “agents of America.” The tape, which CIA analysts said appeared to be authentic, made a vague reference to the Iraq conflict, although it was not specific enough to determine whether it had been recorded before or after the war began on March 20. Full Story

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