World View

Ken AshfordElection 2008, War on Terrorism/TortureLeave a Comment

According to a recent BBC worldwide poll, these countries prefer Obama over McCain as U.S. President:

  • The United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • France
  • Poland
  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • Lebanon
  • United Arab Emerites
  • Nigeria
  • Kenya
  • China
  • India
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Indonesia
  • Australia
  • Phillipines
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Brazil

Those were ALL the countries that the BBC polled.  ALL of them prefered Obama

I felt sad for McCain when I read that. 

But today, there's finally some good news for McCain.  Yes, there are fereners out there that would prefer to see him in office:

Al-Qaida supporters suggested in a Web site message this week they would welcome a pre-election terror attack on the U.S. as a way to usher in a McCain presidency.

The message, posted Monday on the password-protected al-Hesbah Web site, said if al-Qaida wants to exhaust the United States militarily and economically, "impetuous" Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain is the better choice because he is more likely to continue the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"This requires presence of an impetuous American leader such as McCain, who pledged to continue the war till the last American soldier," the message said. "Then, al-Qaida will have to support McCain in the coming elections so that he continues the failing march of his predecessor, Bush."

Just so we're clear: General Colin Powell supports Obama; al Qaeda supports McCain.

[In all honesty, "endorsements" like this are silly.  They were silly when conservatives tried to use the whole "Hamas supports Kerry" meme in 2004.  The truth is, al Qaeda is going to hate America regardless of who is in office, and we should take reports like the one above with a grain of salt].