Kerry has a very different take on the Bin Laden tapes:
President Bush's mouthpiece Scott McClellan can claim this administration puts terrorists out of business, but yesterday's tape reminds us that instead of being out of business, Osama is still out there.
Actually, what the tape reminds me is that Bin Laden is a pathetic, impotent jackass hiding in a cave. And that thanks to improved intelligence and security, and rounding up a whole bunch of bad guys around the world, America has been safe from terrorist attacks for more than four years. I found the tape comical in its bluster and empty braggadocio: a coward hiding in a cave offers America surrender terms.
The charitable reading of Kerry's comments is that he's using Bin Laden for political purposes to get in a shot at Bush. The alternative is that Kerry is an idiot who actually believes that finding a bogeyman in a cave is more important than the significant progress we have made in dismantling Al Qaeda's terrorist capabilities and preventing further attacks.