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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

McCain Picks Up Important Endorsement

posted by on October 22 at 9:08 AM

The Chicago Tribune went with Obama, but Al-Qaida has endorsed John McCain.

Al-Qaida supporters suggested in a Web site message this week they would welcome a pre-election terror attack on the U.S. as a way to usher in a McCain presidency.

The message, posted Monday on the password-protected al-Hesbah Web site, said if al-Qaida wants to exhaust the United States militarily and economically, “impetuous” Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain is the better choice because he is more likely to continue the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“This requires presence of an impetuous American leader such as McCain, who pledged to continue the war till the last American soldier,” the message said. “Then, al-Qaida will have to support McCain in the coming elections so that he continues the failing march of his predecessor, Bush.”

Kinda makes Obama’s “association” with William Ayers seem kinda piddling, huh?

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AQ should be ignored. Re-printing and otherwise disseminating their messages is irresponsible.

Posted by Betsy Ross | October 22, 2008 9:15 AM

Nah you can't ingore anything in the age of the internet. And being a big prude telling people not to talk about certain things is just dumb.

Instead how 'bout telling the truth?

Bush made us weaker, like AQ wanted. McCain will make us weaker like AQ wants. Thus, AQ is trying to help McCain get in. So, we should make Obama wins, because this will make us stronger and AQ weaker.

In sum: AQ and McCain lead to weaker American.

Why in the world would we ignore that?

Posted by PC | October 22, 2008 9:19 AM

Oh Shit! They're pulling the double-reverse!

What's expected is that AQ indicates they'd prefer Obama, because they know that will push people to vote for McCain, and of course they'd much prefer him to win. This is what they did in 2004 when OBL released a message supporting Kerry. Nobody wants to go with their choice, so they go with the other guy, which is exactly what they wanted us to do. They're not looking to get away with anything, they WANT war, and they want to die for their cause. This simple fact seems to be lost on many Americans.

But this time they must know we saw it coming, so they flipped it! Now they're endorsing McCain, hoping we'll think they're trying to trick us again, and we'll vote for McCain so as not to (conversely) do what they want us to do!

Evil genius!

Posted by Anthony Hecht | October 22, 2008 9:23 AM

@3 But we know that they know what we know that they're trying to do -- so forget it. The poison is in both cups.

Posted by Cat in Chicago | October 22, 2008 9:28 AM

What's even more hilarious about this is that Fox News posted an editorial about this on their web site Tuesday night, but never mentioned that it was McCain they endorsed, allowing their rabid readers to discern that it was Obama who was backed by Al Queda.

Fair and balanced, indeed.

Posted by Krizpie Kreme | October 22, 2008 9:32 AM

Luckily I've spent years building up a resistance to iocane powder.

Posted by kebabs | October 22, 2008 9:36 AM

Why anything should be ignored is beyond me.... like the post with the picture saying the solution to obama is asphyxiation.... why ignore that? Its beyond idiotic but serves to remind us of the nimrods that still live among us. I don't believe anything should be ignored. I don't believe in snuffing noses at that which we think is beneath us. If we don't bring to light all of that ridiculous stuff then we may forget its there and anyway. Apathy is death.

Posted by anthony | October 22, 2008 9:56 AM

@4-This is all because we fell for one of the most classic blunders. Never get involved in a land war in Asia.

Posted by Beguine | October 22, 2008 10:01 AM

Speaking of endorsments...

can anyone here pick out who Palin's voting for come Nov 4th?

Posted by Jesse | October 22, 2008 10:10 AM

@9: Somebody just sent me a Newsweek post with that picture a while ago and it's really brightening my afternoon.

Posted by Darcy | October 22, 2008 10:23 AM

If AQ gets the pre-election terror attack that they are hoping for, what should our response be?

Posted by Betsy Ross | October 22, 2008 10:55 AM

I'm not that surprised.

McCain would be great for them in terms of fundraising and getting more volunteers from their base of Saudi Arabia.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 22, 2008 11:06 AM

I'm reading entirely too much credulity here regarding the existence of the eeeevil al Quesadilla and the messages it transmits though a private intelligence gathering group (SITE) which cannot be independently verified, ever.

In other news, there are now more than five hundred architectural and engineering professionals on record calling for an independent investigation of the WTC destruction:

Posted by casseia | October 22, 2008 11:31 AM

Is anyone familiar with the term, "squirrelly"?

Posted by Susie James | October 22, 2008 11:36 AM

nah, SJ (ignoring the fact Squirrelly Wrath is one of my WOW guild names).

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 22, 2008 11:53 AM

An attack from AQ - or anybody else - would be a huge boost for McCain. Remember, the ONLY issue where his poll numbers are higher than Obama's is in handling terrorism.

An attack from AQ could be the *game-changer* McCain is looking for. I wouldn't be surprised to see him FAKE one.

Posted by Ayden/VA | October 22, 2008 12:30 PM

"This is all because we fell for one of the most classic blunders. Never get involved in a land war in Asia."

Good idea. I suggest we relay that message to Mr Obama, who's promised to go gangbusters in Afghanistan.

Posted by Seajay | October 22, 2008 1:29 PM

Thanks, casseia! Wow, the AQ boogeymen endorse McCain. Awesome!!! Now back to the fairy tale news.

Posted by horse breath | October 23, 2008 4:15 PM

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