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OSAMA BIN LADEN OFFERS ENCOURAGEMENT TO PRESIDENT OBAMA IN LATEST TAPE
September 15 2009
Washington, D.C. – No one ever said being the President of the United States was going to be an easy job and there’s a very good chance that Barack Obama knew that going in. It’s unlikely though that Obama had any inclination of just how hard things
would be in what has become one of the most watched, most scrutinized, and most criticized Presidencies in history. With wars, economic turmoil, and growing aggression in the streets things have been just about as tough as they could be for the still-new President.
With attacks coming from the right and left, and even down the middle, it’s fair to say that President has gotten a little dizzy of late. Now though good news, and even tacit words of support, has come from one of the most unlikely of sources. In his latest videotaped address to the world the second most famous man in the world, Osama bin-Laden, has gone easy on the new President preferring to bash his favourite target, former President Bush. That support of course will have little effect in Washington which has traditionally eschewed the ranting of renegade terrorists but will likely give the President a little reprieve and hope that he is at least doing something right.
“Any leader of the White House is set on tracks he can’t leave. This President has become like a train set to move in a particular direction. He must accept these pressures otherwise his fate could be like President Kennedy or his brother,” said bin-Laden in part of his 12 minute dialogue. “President Obama cannot bear the sins of his forbearers but that is something that he must do. Our two Umma are both victims of those who control the White House, particularly the Israeli Lobby and the multinational corporations.”
Bin-Laden also went on to make a peace overture on the war on terror and acknowledged his kinship with Obama in his healthcare fight, something that has particularly vetted the terrorist leader in recent years as U.S. attacks continue to devastate their personnel.
“It’s only natural that bin-Laden would feel some level of sympathy and kinship towards Obama. Aside from their shared Islamic history bin-Laden no doubt
recognizes the difficulty inherent in running such a large and sometimes volatile organization. That inevitably is going to evoke some understanding and ultimately, perhaps, bring the two leaders and even the two organizations they lead closer together,” said Scrape TV Political analyst Gabriel Kinsey. “Of course having one understanding voice, even one so powerful and prominent as bin-Laden’s, won’t necessarily translate to political gain. The United States has a very unique set of problems and because of the scale of the country itself it’s very unlikely that bin-Laden as a true understanding as to what Obama is going through. Aside from the partisanship issues that will come from such support, Obama likely realizes that bin-Laden’s words are really more moral support than anything else.”
Obama’s approval rating has dropped to record levels in recent months, only adding to his personal and professional difficulties related to being the most powerful man on the planet.
“With or without bin-Laden’s support the difficulties of being President aren’t going to
just suddenly go away. There are few jobs as difficult as that one and no matter who you have support from things aren’t going to suddenly lighten up. You have to be in for the long haul when you’re President of the United States,” continued Kinsey. “The one potential positive that is easily overlooked is the effect this could have on Obama’s psyche. With attacks coming from every direction and yes-men on every arm having this kind of support from such an unlikely source could be the shot in the arm he needs to keep things going.”