5,541. 1/4/2004

“On January 4 [2004], Aljazeera TV airs an audiotape purported to be from Osama bin Laden that refers to the recent capture of Saddam Hussein and calls on Muslims to ‘continue the jihad to check the conspiracies that are hatched against the Islamic nation.’ Bin Laden says the U.S. war against Iraq was the beginning of the ‘occupation’ of Gulf states for their oil.”

 – Craig Unger, House of Bush, House of Saud, Page 306

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