Bin Laden offers Truce?
"Based on what I have said, it is better not to fight the Muslims on their land," he said. "We do not mind offering you a truce that is fair and long-term. ... So we can build Iraq and Afghanistan ... there is no shame in this solution because it prevents wasting of billions of dollars ... to merchants of war."
But the Quran, in Surah 9:1 says, "Freedom from obligation (is proclaimed) from Allah and His messenger toward those of the idolaters with whom ye made a treaty."
This is modified by verse 4, which says a treaty with an idolator should be honored until the term is up, unless the idolator breaks it.
Furthermore, I am absolutely sure that bin Laden is or would be following the example of Muhammed in the treat of Hudaybiyya, essentially making a treaty of peace while weak, and then using the time to become stronger than the enemy and returning to the attack. So, a Muslim may make a treaty with an idolator, for purposes of rest and recovery, and then he may break (or find a pretext for breaking) the treaty. In other words, for a Muslim who believes in jihad, there is no such thing as permanent peace with the infidel.
I see no reason whatsoever to trust bin Laden. A fight to the death is what he wants, and we must give it to him.