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Bin Laden releases new audio tape

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) - Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden says President Barack Obama is "powerless" to stop the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a transcript of a tape released by the terrorist organization's media wing.

SITE Intelligence Group, a terrorist-monitoring firm that translated the address, says bin Laden blames the wars on the "pro-Israel lobby" and corporate interests.

IntelCenter, another company that monitors terrorist propaganda, reports that the 11-minute video is an address to the American people, two days after the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

The video shows a still picture of bin Laden while audio of the address plays.

Online Reporter:  Bob Waters

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