TALES FROM THE CAVE

New Tape From Al Qaeda's No. 2

The latest dispatch from Osama Bin Laden's top deputy, Ayman al Zawahri, sounds more like a PBS pledge drive than a terrorist threat. Accusing the Pakistani government and the country's leading citizens of "lining up under the cross of the modern Crusade and competing for American bribes," al Zawahri called on supporters to send money to his terror group. "It is the individual duty of every Muslim in Pakistan to join the Mujahedeen, or at the very least, to support the Jihad in Pakistan and Afghanistan with money," he said, according to the Associated Press. Al Qaeda has become dramatically more unpopular with the Pakistani public in recent months as a series of terror attacks against civilians have cost them support.