A video tape threatening more al Qaeda attacks has been dismissed by the US President who says it will not shake his resolve over Iraq.
The recording shows Osama bin Laden’s right hand man, Ayman al-Zawahri, who warns of more violence in Britain and the US because of the conflict.
Speaking from his Texas ranch George W. Bush said the US would not be drivenfrom Iraq: “The comments by the number two man of al-Qaeda make it clear that Iraq is a part of this war on terror. And we’re at war. In others words, he’s saying, you know, “Leave”.
“We will stay the course. We will complete the job in Iraq. And the job is this: we will help the Iraqis develop a democracy. They’re in the process of writing a consitution, which will be ratified in October, and then they will elect a permanent government.” But with the insurgency showing no sign of abating, what many ordinairy Iraqis want to know is how long it will take before peace is finally restored to their country.