In the Washington Post today, U.S. Weighing Whether to Release Bin Laden Tape:
President Bush is mulling over whether or not to release a forty minute video of Bin Laden, which has been billed as containing definite proof of the man’s involvement in the September 11 attacks. There has been a lot of hype about this video and oftentimes this type of hype doesn’t deliver. If the video doesn’t live up to its hype, it will be disturbing because it would mean we have been engaged in a war for two months without having had the most solid evidence against Bin Laden and his accolytes. If the video does indeed live up to the hype, then I’m glad we will finally have some more concrete evidence to share with people in other parts of the world who might otherwise feel that Bin Laden is being persecuted. The video is likely to be released by Wednesday.
Also in the Post: Bush to Tell Russia U.S. Will Withdraw From ’72 ABM Pact:
President Bush is expected to unilaterally withdraw the US from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty by this Thursday. The treaty, of which the US and the Soviet Union were signatories, was put in place to curb the development of a national missile defense system. By withdrawing, we are removing any limits on the type of system we want to test or build. People who have spent the last three decades working on arms control see this as a failure, and the move is opposed by Democratic Senate Leader Tom Daschle.
Busy week for Bush.