Lets call it a tale of two president-enemies. Who would Al Queda rather have in power? It's pretty clear it 's W. I base that on how Al Queda is responding to Obama. He has them so worried about the reversal his election means in American image around the world, that they have they went so far as to blame him for the recent Israeli invasion of Gaza. Which was OVER by the time Obama assumed office. The Post is right when it points out:
The departure of George W. Bush deprived al-Qaeda of a polarizing American
leader who reliably drove recruits and donations to the terrorist group.
It's the same reason the consensus opinions given prior to the election indicated they wanted McCain to win. They saw him as continuing W's policies and further digging America into a hole.
More recently, they've taken some hints from the Bill O'Reilly-Marc Thiessen bandwagon and did the following:
Friday, a new al-Qaeda salvo attempted to embarrass Obama, a day after the
new president announced his plans for closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay.
Appearing on the videotaped message were two men who enlisted in al-Qaeda after
being freed from that detention center.
"By Allah, imprisonment only increased our persistence in our
principles for which we went out, did jihad for and were imprisoned for," said
Abu Sufyan al-Azdi al-Shahri, who described himself as a deputy commander for
al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The translation was also provided by the Site
Site founder Rita Katz said the messages show "just how much al-Qaeda
is intimidated by Obama."
So...when will people start questioning the O'Reilly and Thiessen crowd's patriotism. I mean, they're going beyond undermining our national security with their comments. It looks like the terrorists are actually using their horseshit as strategy.