Osama bin Laden

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Kathy Gannon reported from Islamabad that the Taliban is unlikely to turn Osama bin Laden over to the United States for trial, without certain conditions. One of them: international recognition of the Taliban as the governing body of Afghanistan. Jerald Post described Osama bin Laden’s upbringing, shedding light on his aesthetic practices and powerful rhetoric, both of which inspire his growing number of followers. The program ended with a press conference in which President Bush thanked American’s for coming together in the face of last week’s tragedy, and urged them to embrace a spirit of renewal and hope.


Kathy Gannon, Associated Press reporter in Islamabad

Dr. Jerrold Post, Professor of Psychiatry, Political Psychology and International Affairs at The George Washington University and founder and former director of the CIA’s Center for the Analysis of Personality and Political Behavior

and Charlie Sennott, Middle East Bureau Chief for the Boston Globe.