October 29, 2004: Bin Laden deals shock to US election campaign (AFP)

  • "I also want to say to the American people that we are at war with these terrorists. And I am confident that we will prevail."
  • US television news channels broke into their programs to show the Al-Qaeda leader’s ominous message to the American people broadcast by the Al-Jazeera network. US intelligence officials and the White House said the tape appeared authentic.
  • He added: "I will fight these enemies with every asset of our national power. We will do our duty and we will protect the American people."