Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Al Qaeda endorses McCain

Xanthippas made a good point about this via email to Nat-Wu and I earlier:

Bin Laden did try to help Bush out in 2004, and some on the right might try to argue that by endorsing McCain these jihadists are actually trying to pull a bin Laden and boost Obama instead, like Woolsey says. What matters though is where the message is coming from. Bin Laden's tape was political theater, whereas these messages on jihadist websites are presumably these guys speaking in what they believe to be a forum where they can express themselves bluntly because the only people reading are other jihadists. If they say they want McCain to be President, that's what they really want, and the logic is painfully obvious.

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