Al-Qaeda Wants Republicans to Win
By Robert Parry
Consortium News – Tuesday 31 October 2006

George W. Bush’s blunt assertion that a Democratic victory in the Nov.
7 elections means “the terrorists win and America loses” misses the point
that Osama bin Laden stands to advance his strategic goals much faster with
a Republican victory.

Indeed, as U.S. intelligence analysts have come to understand, there
is a symbiotic relationship between Bush’s blunderbuss “war on terror” and
bin Laden’s ruthless strategy of terrorist violence – one helping the other.

Last April, a National Intelligence Estimate, representing the
consensus view of the U.S. intelligence community, concluded that Bush’s
Iraq War had become the “cause celebre” that had helped spread Islamic
extremism around the globe.

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