Islamic terrorists want war. They want suffering - among others and their own people alike.
They would surely surmise that McCain will give them what they want. Bin Laden himself intervened with what many thought was the effect of keeping President Bush in power in 2004 with that weird tape just before the poll.
I think al-Qaeda would back McCain - that is not an argument for or against America backing him, but it seems to me that the vague assumption that the terrorists would back a lefty is lazy thinking...
Justin Webb, the author of this insane assertion is at least partly correct that Al Qaeda wants war and suffering. There is no doubt about that part of his statement. Anyone who has opened their eyes even briefly since 9/11 should be able to notice that reality (though most on the left still aren't able to grasp it).
But it truly takes a "lazy" mind to imagine that Al Qaeda wants to lose that war. That is just a psychological projection on Webb's part. And, clearly he speaks for many of the lunatics of the left, who desire nothing more than that the U.S. and the West be defeated at the hands of the Islamic fanatics.
Look, Al Qaeda "wants war" no matter who might be elected POTUS. They want to kill us no matter how nice we are to them; or how much 'dialog' Obama initiates with them. They are fanatical jihadists.
But, even Al Qaeda isn't as stupid and clueless as the political left; who are so incredibly desperate to lose to these Islamic barbarians, that they would betray every value, assert any idiocy, and surrender to any terrorist--just so they could cling to their failed ideology for one more day.
Ask yourself what kind of tortured and circuitous logic it takes to get to such a bizarre, psychotic conclusion....then consider what the left hopes to get out of the deal. And, make no mistake, the idiotic lefties are tripping all over each other trying to cut a deal with terrorist regimes, who unfortunately for all the rest of us, are quite a bit smarter and frankly, much better liars than either Obama or the Clintons. And that's really saying something for the latter to be true,
The left is not serious about foreign policy; they are only serious about the acquisition of power. If they conclude that losing a war and collaborating with the enemy Vichy-style would help them obtain the power they desire, then you better believe that they would betray us all in a flash.