White House Responds To Bin Laden Video

(CBS)
White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe has offered up reaction to the new web video apparently from Osama bin Laden in which the Al Qaeda terrorist discusses the "great and swift decline in America's influence" and how he believes that decline led to the Israeli offensive into Gaza.

"While I wont speak to the authenticity of the audiotape, that is for others, it appears this tape demonstrates his isolation and continued attempts to remain relevant at a time when Al Qaeda's ideology, mission, and agenda are being questioned and challenged throughout the world," Johndroe said.

"This also looks to be an effort to raise money as part of their ongoing propaganda campaign," he continued. "The United States promotes an alternative, hopeful ideology while continuing to partner with over 90 countries to pursue terrorists wherever they are."

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