Here’s bin Laden’s latest message (pdf). It’s mostly about Iraq, criticizing the Democrats for failing to withdraw, and miscelleneous crap.
What’s interesting is how Al-Qaeda is adapting its message for a world audience. Originally, they appealed only to hardline radical Muslims. Their message had little outreach beyond Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Today, they adopted many of the rhetorical themes of the International Left, even though it is obvious that they are transparently manipulating the Left. This message continues the theme by mentioning completely random Left-wing messages about global warming, neoconservatives, Vietnam, Noam Chomsky, Bush lied People died, greedy corporations etc. bin Laden must watch a lot of Western TV.
As Greg Gutfield says, “It was at this point, I thought I was listening to Keith Olbermann”. That’s the point. Well, excepting the point about overthrowing democracy.
ABC has a summary of it here.
According to the transcript, bin Laden says there are two ways to end the war:
“The first is from our side, and it is to continue to escalate the killing and fighting against you.”
The second is to do away with the American democratic system of government. “It has now become clear to you and the entire world the impotence of the democratic system and how it plays with the interests of the peoples and their blood by sacrificing soldiers and populations to achieve the interests of the major corporations.”
There’s some anti-globalism tripe in there too.