Al-Qaeda websites are celebrating the crippling crisis sweeping the US economy and financial markets, with some internet postings crediting al-Qaeda for luring the nation into a war that has exhausted its resources, reports the Washington Post. Some writers are penning messages expressing hope for renewed terror attacks and a John McCain victory so that the commitment of US military resources will intensify.
"The idea in the jihadist forums is that McCain would be a faithful 'son of Bush'—someone they see as a jingoist and a war hawk," said a US security anaylst. The McCain campaign angrily rejected the logic of the al-Qaeda websites. Posters have often denigrated America for not having "the stomach to fight over the long haul," which McCain has pledged to do, said a spokesman.