Anyone involved in analyzing or combating al-Qaeda’s media strategies has to be astounded that the Republican National Committee has financed, produced, distributed on the internet, and aired on US television what is for all intents and purposes an al-Qaeda recruitment video.
Hey, maybe the GOP really does have a Taliban wing.
Kevin Drum is right. Democrats shouldn’t be whining about how “unfair” this ad is; that suggests that it hurts us. Instead we should calmly and joyously stuff it back down the Republicans’ throats. Why are they putting up jihadist recruiting posters as TV spots? Are they proud of the fact that they took their eye off the ball and failed to capture bin Laden?
Maybe GWB should order Ken Mehlman arrested for providing material assistance to terrorists. No doubt a minute or two at the waterboard would lead him to confess the whole plot, and implicate not merely Karl Rove but also Laura Bush and Barney.