It's been announced, and the candidate of al-Qaida is none other than Senator John McCain. An intelligence group monitors this terrorist web site and translated their endorsement for McCain, which said he was more likely to continue Bush's policies in Iraq and Afghanistan.
From the story:
"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."
This is going to make John cranky, I'm afraid. And Sarah Palin might have to add an addendum to the list of people who pal around with terrorists.
So, will al-Qaida actively campaign for the man from Arizona? Let's hope not. Here's more from the message:
"If al-Qaida carries out a big operation against American interests," the message said, "this act will be support of McCain because it will push the Americans deliberately to vote for McCain so that he takes revenge for them against al-Qaida. Al-Qaida then will succeed in exhausting America till its last year in it."
Of course, this could be a trick. In fact, the syntax sounds an awful lot like Sarah Palin's. So who knows.
But as much as I might be swayed by this endorsement, I think I'll stick with That One. Because, as a native of Western Pennsylvania, I saw this yesterday:
Update: Barry Eisler weighs in on the al-Qaida endorsement with a timely reminder.