6,232. 12/15/2004

In December 2004, Osama bin Laden wrote another letter to Muslims in Saudi Arabia attacking the Saudi monarchy. “He complains of their royal family’s corruption–one of their royal palaces he charges is larger than the country of Bahrain–and he accuses the Saudi leadership of having colluded with the Bush administration to invade Iraq, particularly in Ambassador Prince Bandar’s meetings with Vice President Dick Cheney. The battle in Iraq and the battle in Saudi Arabia, he emphasizes, are all one conflict.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Bruce Riedel, The Search for Al Qaeda, Page 111

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