A good read.. I'll comment later. I have to log out at this time. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10924015/?GT1=7538 CIA confirms speaker on tape is bin Laden The CIA confirmed Thursday that an audiotape claiming al-Qaida is making preparations to attack the United States again but also offering a truce bears the voice of Osama bin Laden. nbcnews.com Purported bin Laden audio vows U.S. attacks Tape also offers truce to end fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq MSNBC News Services Updated: 11:36 a.m. ET Jan. 19, 2006 CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Jazeera on Thursday broadcast portions of an audiotape purportedly from Osama bin Laden, saying al-Qaida is making preparations for attacks in the United States but offering a possible truce to rebuild Iraq and Afghanistan. The voice on the tape said heightened security in the United States is not the reason there have been no attacks there since the Sept. 11, 2001, suicide hijackings. Instead, the reason is “because there are operations that need preparations,” he said “The delay in similar operations happening in America has not been because of failure to break through your security measures. But the operations are happening in Baghdad and you will see them here at home the minute they are through (with preparations), with God’s permission,” he said.