Osama's favorite US propagandist?

Daniel Pipes has an excellent story today about Osama Bin Laden's favorite US propagandist: Far—leftist William Blum, whose book on America was endorsed in an audiotape by you—know—who?

Writes Pipes:

"Asked if he was queasy about bin Laden's urging listeners to read his book, Blum replied: "I'm not repulsed, and I'm not going to pretend I am."?Quite the contrary, he said: "I'm glad? It's good publicity for my book." And, indeed, it was: Thanks to bin Laden's promotion, Rogue State ascended from 205,763 to 26 on Amazon.com's ranking of most—ordered books."

Pipes concludes that

After having failed to mount a massive terrorist operation in the United States in over four years, Bin? Laden's ... Valentine to the far Left suggests that he sees it as a critical ally. And he is entirely correct to do so."

Daniel Pipes has an excellent story today about Osama Bin Laden's favorite US propagandist: Far—leftist William Blum, whose book on America was endorsed in an audiotape by you—know—who?

Writes Pipes:

"Asked if he was queasy about bin Laden's urging listeners to read his book, Blum replied: "I'm not repulsed, and I'm not going to pretend I am."?Quite the contrary, he said: "I'm glad? It's good publicity for my book." And, indeed, it was: Thanks to bin Laden's promotion, Rogue State ascended from 205,763 to 26 on Amazon.com's ranking of most—ordered books."

Pipes concludes that

After having failed to mount a massive terrorist operation in the United States in over four years, Bin? Laden's ... Valentine to the far Left suggests that he sees it as a critical ally. And he is entirely correct to do so."