Today’s Washington Post discusses an increased ter…

Today’s Washington Post discusses an increased terrorism offensive by the federal government to coincide with this November’s elections. Since the Repug’s have been claiming repeatedly that a vote for Kerry is a vote for Bin Laden I thought this was a good time to look at the reality. They insist on repeating the idea that al Qaeda will try to influence the elections in a similar manner to the recent Spanish elections. The underlying message is that al Qaeda would preffer Kerry over Bush.

Let’s look at what the terrorists who attacked Spain had to say about this in their letter claiming responsibility for the attack:

The statement said it supported U.S. President George W. Bush in his reelection campaign, and would prefer him to win in November rather than the Democratic candidate John Kerry, as it was not possible to find a leader “more foolish than you (Bush), who deals with matters by force rather than with wisdom.”

In comments addressed to Bush, the group said:

“Kerry will kill our nation while it sleeps because he and the Democrats have the cunning to embellish blasphemy and present it to the Arab and Muslim nation as civilisation.”

“Because of this we desire you (Bush) to be elected.”

What does the author of Imperial Hubris have to say about this?

Anonymous, who published an analysis of al-Qaida last year called Through Our Enemies’ Eyes, thinks it quite possible that another devastating strike against the US could come during the election campaign, not with the intention of changing the administration, as was the case in the Madrid bombing, but of keeping the same one in place.

“I’m very sure they can’t have a better administration for them than the one they have now,” he said.

“One way to keep the Republicans in power is to mount an attack that would rally the country around the president.”

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