In a sign of the forthcoming bipartisanship and cordial politics of the right, Glenn Reynolds links approvingly to this piece, which argues that the Democratic victory in the midterm elections was actually a victory for al Qaeda:
Now, the stage is set for al Qaeda to win a major victory. It was a simple matter of getting the American media to ignore the battlefield victories while accentuating al Qaeda’s attacks. What could not be accomplished on the battlefield – an American retreat from Iraq – was instead achieved in American newsrooms.
Glenn is usually pretty obtuse, but linking to someone whose credentials are being a contributor on a video game web site, is a new low. Why do conservatives think our nation and our system of government are so weak? Why do they live in terror?
If American democracy is in such dire straits that an election is a major victory for Al Qaeda, doesn’t that suggest that President Bush and his rubber stamp Congress have badly failed us? How can Republicans keep claiming to be strong on terror when they’re so terrified?