Al-Qaeda Crows About US Credit Crisis

Some supporters hope for McCain victory
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2008 1:25 AM CDT
Some postings on al-Qaeda websites express hope for a John McCain victory so that the war on terror will intensify.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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(Newser) – 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.