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December 22, 2006

Al Qaeda Tells Democrats: We Got You Elected, Now Start Negotiating With Us

There will be nothing but the most grudgihg covrage of this.

I brought up this hypoethetical when CNN justified running the sniper terrorist propaganda footage by stating that reporting "the truth" overtrumped other considerations such as aiding the enemy in its propaganda efforts. Well, I wondered, will CNN give Al Qaeda's well-nigh inevitable congratulations to the Democrats equal play in its coverage? After all, "the truth" is what matters, right?

But other than a mention on ABCNews' blog The Blotter, and a big headline on Drudge, you won't see much mention of this ever again. Ever, ever, ever.

Al Qaeda has sent a message to leaders of the Democratic party that credit for the defeat of congressional Republicans belongs to the terrorists.

In a portion of the tape from al Qaeda No. 2 man, Ayman al Zawahri, made available only today, Zawahri says he has two messages for American Democrats.

"The first is that you aren't the ones who won the midterm elections, nor are the Republicans the ones who lost. Rather, the Mujahideen -- the Muslim Ummah's vanguard in Afghanistan and Iraq -- are the ones who won, and the American forces and their Crusader allies are the ones who lost," Zawahri said, according to a full transcript obtained by ABC News.

Zawahri calls on the Democrats to negotiate with him and Osama bin Laden, not others in the Islamic world who Zawahri says cannot help.

John Kerry immediately booked a flight to Islamabad.


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