Those who see the two attacks as the opening round of a pre-election campaign note that they were the first two major al Qaeda-related attacks on American facilities in a very long time, the first serious al Qaeda attack on an American embassy in a decade. Others believe that the timing of the two attacks was coincidence and that they were both dictated by internal dynamics in the countries where the attacks took place and not by the U.S. election campaign. Nonetheless, U.S. intelligence and security officials are worried.
At the very least, expect another Halloween video from the scary man in the cave.
Monday, October 06, 2008
Is McCain Al-Qaeda's candidate?
Richard Clarke thinks so. In an editorial in US News & World Report, Clarke outlines some of the reasons why Al-Qaeda might not want a popular US President like Obama in the White House.