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About that bin Laden tape

From NBC's Andrea Mitchell
A senior U.S. official says they have listened to the bin Laden tape and are presuming it to be the al Qaeda leader -- authentic and current.

That said, it is not surprising that bin Laden would be issuing a tape in time to coincide with -- and try to undermine -- the president's trip.

Official also points out that for all the constant speculation about his being alive or dead, "there's never been a fake bin Laden tape."