The message, posted Monday on the password-protected al-Hesbah Web site, said if Al Qaeda 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 Qaeda will have to support McCain in the coming elections so that he continues the failing march of his predecessor, Bush."
"If Al Qaeda 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 Qaeda. Al-Qaeda then will succeed in exhausting America till its last year in it."
The SITE Intelligence Group, based in Bethesda, Md., monitors the Web site and translated the message.
The message was posted by a frequent contributor named Muhammad Haafid, who apparently has no known ties to Al-Qaeda or knowledge of its operations.
SITE senior analyst Adam Raisman said this message caught SITE's attention because there has been little other chatter on the forums about the U.S. election.
SITE was struck by the message's detailed analysis - and apparent jubilation - about American financial woes.
"What we try to do is get the pulse of the jihadist community, Raisman said. "And it's about the financial crisis."
Folks, here is another example of the blatant bias in the main stream news media, they deliberately twist this report to make it seem that Al-Qaeda is supporting McCain.
First off the post is not an official Al-Qaeda response (is there such a thing, LOL). Second if you read the message it basically says vote for McCain and he will fight Al-Qaeda, vote for Obama and he won't. What the author is hoping here is to cash in on the financial aspect of this election, McCain means spending money to defend America, Obama means we will not spend money to defend America (in other words a vote for Obama is a vote for defeat, we are doomed)
This is what you can expect from the main stream news media until the elections, distortions, exaggerations, headline manipulations, it's kind of funny that they would bother doing this anymore considering their candidate is SUPPOSEDLY double digits ahead in the polls. The main stream news media is in the tank for Obama, they are tripping overthemselves to get him elected.