In a new video aired Mon­day, Al-Qaida’s No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri mocked Pre­si­dent Bush as a ”fai­lure” in the war on ter­ror, cal­led him a ”butcher” for kil­ling innocent Pakis­ta­nis in a mis­car­ried air­strike and chas­ti­sed the Uni­ted Sta­tes for not accepting Osama bin Laden’s offer of a truce.

Al-Zawahri, wea­ring white robes and a white tur­ban and speak­ing in a for­ce­ful and angry voice, also threate­ned a new attack in the Uni­ted Sta­tes – ”God wil­ling, on your own land.”

The video, broad­cast on Al-Jaze­era TV a day before Bush deli­vers his State of the Union address, pro­vi­ded the first con­crete evi­dence that Al-Zawahri was still alive after the Jan. 13 air­strike in eas­tern Pakis­tan that targe­ted him but kil­led four other al-Qaida lea­ders and 13 vil­la­gers.


New Video­tape of bin Laden Deputy Emer­ges

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