The Bush Administration released the "smoking gun" video tape of Osama bin Laden, in which the world's most wanted man boasts of having been involved in the September 11th attacks. On the tape, bin Laden reveled in the collapse of the World Trade Center and of the hijackers he said: "We asked each of them to go to America but they didn't know
anything about the operation...we did not reveal the operation to them until they are there and just before they boarded the planes." The administration is hoping that the video tape will erase any doubt about bin Laden's guilt in the terrorist attacks on the United States. This hour, we dissect the bin Laden tape and examine how the world is reacting to the evidence the U.S. hopes will strengthen international resolve against terrorism.
Fawaz Gerges, Professor of International Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies at Sarah Lawrence College;
Dr. Jerold Post, Professor of Psychiatry, Political Psychology at George Washington University;
Lawrence Korb, Former Secretary Defense in the Reagan Administration;
Robert Kaplan, author of "The Coming Anarchy: Shattering the Dreams of the Post Cold War"
This program aired on December 13, 2001.