Kevin Drum reminds us that not only does al-Qaeda want us to stay in Iraq, they also want the Republicans to stay in office and time the release of their bin Laden videos to advance GOP electoral fortunes. It’s important to keep that in mind. John Kerry didn’t suffer from “bad luck” in terms of having his campaign partially derailed by a late-October bin Laden tape, that happened intentionally and had the intended effect. It’s only reasonable to assume there’s a large probability something similar will happen over the next month or so and folks need to get the message out in advance that this is al-Qaeda’s game.
Tapes ‘N Tapes