Al-Qaeda ‘Gave Up Osama Bin Laden’ To Help Obama Get Reelected, Limbaugh Claims

It’s a tall order for Rush Limbaugh to outdo himself, but he may have accomplished that during his radio broadcast Wednesday when he floated the idea that al-Qaeda purposefully allowed American troops to kill Osama bin Laden in order to bolster President Obama’s re-election chances. “What if Ayman al-Zawahiri gave up Osama bin Laden for the express purpose of making Obama look good? Giving Obama stature, political capital?” Limbaugh asked in a segment flagged by Media Matters. He justification was that al-Qaeda wants to “keep him in power” because doing so “furthers the cause.”