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Forensics Expert Examines Authenticity of bin Laden Tapes

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From 2007 Osama bin Laden Tape

This hour, we'll look at a man who, conspicuously, has been out of the news of late: Osama bin Laden…Remember him? Unlike 2004, Bin Laden never surfaced as this Presidential election's October surprise.

Despite a 25 million dollar award, the F.B.I.'s Number One hasn't been spotted in seven years. While President-Elect Barack Obama vowed to renew effors to hunt down bin Laden, a growing chorus of counter-terrorism experts says bin Laden — dead or alive — is no longer relevant.   

But first, I spoke with a forensics expert about the slew of purported bin Laden video and audiotapes that emerged in the years since 9/11. Hany Farid (HAH-knee Far-eed) is Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College . He specializes in digital imaging forensics.

Hany gave Jerome his assessment of the Bin Laden tape that emerged in 2007...

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