In a new audiotape released on Tuesday, Al Qaeda's No. 2 calls President Bush an alcoholic and a lying gambler who wagered on Iraq and lost
The SITE Institute (Search for International Terrorist Entities) has released a transcript of an audiotape that was reportedly made by Ayman al-Zawahri, al-Qaeda's No. 2 man. They are saying that as-Sahab, the multimedia arm of al-Qeada, produced the 41-minute tape.
"Bush suffers from an addictive personality, and was an alcoholic. I don't know his present condition ... but the one who examines his personality finds that he is addicted to two other faults — lying and gambling", al-Zawahri said in the audiotape.
President Bush has said publicly many times that when he was younger he had a drinking problem but at age 40 (he is 60 now) he gave up drinking alcohol permanently.
Al-Zawahri says that Bush will go down in history as one of the "most notorious liars. So pay attention before it's too late, and beware of Bush's losing gambler's lie which claims that he, with the corpses of your killed and limbs of your wounded, is spreading democracy around the world," said al-Zawahri, in what would appear to be an appeal to the American people.
Al-Zawahri also said that the recent vote in the United States that elected a majority of Democrats would change nothing. "The people chose you due to your opposition to Bush's policy in Iraq, but it appears that you are marching with him to the same abyss," al-Zawahri said of the Democrats.
He also injected himself into the Palestinian conflict by saying: "I'm not asking them to join Hamas, the Islamic Jihad or Al Qaeda, but rather, I'm asking them to return to Islam, in order to fight for the establishment of an Islamic state over all of Palestine and not for the establishment of a secularist state which will please America."
Al-Zawahri said that Bush' so-called failure in Iraq and the growing resistance in Afghanistan as the "most important events" of the past year. He also said that "the people cooperating with the United States in Afghanistan and in Iraq would be abandoned by the Americans once they fail, the same way they did in Vietnam".
He urges muslims around the world to go to "Afghanistan, Iraq, Algeria and Somalia, because your brothers the Mujahedeen are in need of men, money, materiel, opinion, expertise and information".
Oh what a lovely man.