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White House: Audiotape shows bin Laden is isolated

White House: Audiotape shows bin Laden is isolated

The White House says the most recent audiotape believed to carry a message from Osama bin Laden reflects the "isolation" of the al-Qaida leader.
The White House on Wednesday said that the tape is evidence that bin Laden is attempting to remain relevant at a time when his ideology and mission are being questioned and challenged around the world.
On the audiotape, bin Laden urges Muslims to launch a jihad against Israel, and he accuses Arab governments of being allied with Israel in its offensive against Hamas in Gaza.
National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe says that the Bush administration believes the tape is an effort to raise money as part of al-Qaida's propaganda campaign.