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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