Apparently a New 'Bin Laden' videotape warning of real battle to come aired last night on al-Jazeera on the eve of the second anniversary of the World Trade Centre attack.

The news, unsurprisingly, is full of related stuff, the editorial in the Guardian - Two Lost Years - is worthy of note.

There's a fairly candid quote from Rumsfeld -

The US defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, said yesterday that most of the 660 suspected terrorists at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba could expect to be held for the duration of the global war on terrorism.

"Our interest is in not trying them and letting them out," he said. "Our interest is in ... keeping them off the streets, and so that's what's taking place."

If they were tried would they be found not guilty and let out? So you keep them why again?

Also, I suppose this is an opportunity to talk again about the Archive of Screenshots of Online News Sites from 11th September 2001. It kind of brings back the intensity which has faded since then and perhaps helps to explain the zeal with which the war on terror is being executed.

Posted by Paul at September 11, 2003 05:01 AM |
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