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June 03, 2009

Awesome AP Spin: "Bin Ladin's Criticism of Obama a Sign He Is Worried"

Yes, bin Ladin's criticism of Obama is a sign that Obama is scary-tough on terrorists. He never criticized Bush, after all. Or at least AP did not deem any such criticism of Bush to be a signal that Bush's policies were working.

Quite the opposite, in fact. When bin Ladin seemed to endorse John Kerry for president in 2004, the media redlined its spin-engines claiming that this was reverse psychology intended to get Bush reelected, because, of course, we all know that Bush was the best thing to ever happen to bin Ladin.

And now? Well, now bin Ladin no longer utilizes reverse psychology. Surely this isn't a reverse-psychology ploy, as the media insisted was utilized in 2004, to actually support Obama because he likes Obama's weak-sauce policies. No, this time, bin Ladin's word is bond, the AP figures.

If you can't trust a Man-Caused Disaster engineer, who can you trust?

Anyway, great for a dark chuckle.

in Laden's Obama criticism a sign he is worried

By SEBASTIAN ABBOT, Associated Press Writer – 35 mins ago

CAIRO – A day before President Barack Obama is to deliver a speech here seeking goodwill with the Islamic world, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden tried in a new message Wednesday to convince Muslims they should hate him.
The message was the second from al-Qaida in as many days criticizing Obama. Analysts said the PR offensive shows the terrorist organization worries the new president will succeed in improving America's image in the Muslim world and undermine the group's anti-American jihad, or holy war.

"Obama's election is just about the worst thing that could have happened to these guys," said Tom Sanderson, a terrorism expert at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies. "They knew right away that his election undermined a key part of their argument that the U.S. was anti-Islamic, that the U.S. was racist."

Yes, that was a key part of their argument. Everyone knows that jihadist Arab and Pakistani Muslims hate racists. They hate them almost as much as they hate Jews. And black Africans.



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