By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden says President Barack Obama is "powerless" to stop the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a transcript of a tape released by the terrorist organization's media wing on Monday.
SITE Intelligence Group, a terrorist-monitoring firm that translated the address, said bin Laden blamed the wars on the "pro-Israel lobby" and corporate interests.
IntelCenter, another company that monitors terrorist propaganda, reported that the 11-minute video was an address to the American people, two days after the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
The video shows a still picture of bin Laden while audio of the address plays.
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