This page compares statements made by Osama bin Laden (in his October 29, 2004 videotape) with statements made publicly by John Kerry during the 2004 campaign.

All the Osama bin Laden quotes can be found here on the main zombietime Osama bin Laden Video Resource Page and come directly from verified translations of the tape released on October 29. Each John Kerry quote can be verified by the link that is placed directly below it.
(Thanks to Thom, evariste, and Charles.)


Bin Laden: "Even as you enter the fourth year after the Sept. 11 attacks, Bush is still misleading and deluding you and hiding the real reason from you."

Kerry: "Unfortunately, in its desperate attempts to reinvent a rationale for the Iraq war, this White House has repeatedly chosen to mislead the American people."
(CNN quote of John Kerry speaking on 9-12-04)


Bin Laden: "And he moved the tyranny and suppression of freedom to his own country, and they called it the Patriot Act, under the disguise of fighting terrorism."

Kerry: ""We are a nation of laws and liberties, not of a knock in the night. So it is time to end the era of John Ashcroft. That starts with replacing the Patriot Act with a new law that protects our people and our liberties at the same time."
(New Hampshire Union Leader quote of John Kerry speaking on 12-1-03)


Bin Laden: "It appeared to him (Bush) that a little girl's talk about her goat and its butting was more important than the planes and their butting of the skyscrapers."

Kerry campaign spokesperson Stephanie Cutter: "Mr. McClellan needs to understand that John Kerry is not the type of leader who will sit and read 'My Pet Goat' to a group of second graders while America is under attack."
(Associated Press quote of Stephanie Cutter speaking on 8-20-04)


Bin Laden: "Your security is not in the hands of Kerry, Bush or al-Qaida. Your security is in your own hands." (October 29, 2004)

Kerry: "My friends, after the many long months and miles of this campaign, in four days this election will be in your hands." (October 29, 2004)
(Los Angeles Times quote of John Kerry speaking on 10-29-04)


Bin Laden: "We did not find it difficult to deal with Bush and his administration, because it is similar to regimes in our countries. ... Both types include many who are full of arrogance and greed."

Kerry: (from CNN:) "Presidential candidate John Kerry Wednesday attacked President Bush's foreign policy, calling it 'arrogant, inept, and reckless'...".
(CNN quote of John Kerry speaking on 12-3-03)


Bin Laden: "Bush the father did well in placing his sons as governors and did not forget to pass on the expertise in fraud from the leaders of the (Mideast) region to Florida to use it in critical moments."

Kerry: (from Political Wire:) "And he [Kerry] directly accused Republicans of stealing the 2000 election for George W. Bush in a contest that was finally settled by the U.S. Supreme Court...."
(Political Wire reference to a Palm Beach Post article about John Kerry speaking on 3-9-04)


Bin Laden: "This resemblance became clear in the Bush the father's visits to the region. ... He wound up being impressed by the royal and military regimes and envied them for staying decades in their positions and embezzling the nation's money with no supervision."

Kerry: "The Saudi royal family gets special favors"
(ABC News quote of John Kerry speaking in a recent television ad he produced)
Kerry: "I want an America that relies on its own ingenuity and innovation, not the Saudi royal family."
(Washington Post quote of John Kerry speaking in October, 2004)


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