Al Qaeda and Iran are both gloating over the U.S. election results. AQ’s chief in Iraq, Abu Hamza Al-Muhajir, actually mocked Bush while praising the Democrats’ victory in the congressional mid-term contests. According to an audio tape message attributed to Al-Mujahir, Americans had “voted for something reasonable in the last elections.”
Meanwhile, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stated that the Republican defeat at the polls “is actually an obvious victory for the Iranian nation.”
The White House has declined to comment on these statements, but what about the Democrats? Doesn’t it behoove the Democrats to correct the claim that their ascension to power is good news for the enemies of the U.S.? Don’t they want to move quickly to disabuse Al Qaeda of the idea that Democrats represent something that these butchers deem “reasonable”?
I’m just as amazed as IraqPundit that the Democrats have said nothing. I’d think that they’d be embarrassed to have their election to power in Congress cheered by al Qaeda. Why aren’t they standing up for themselves, and for America for that matter, and refuting the terrorists’ statements since the Islamofascists who want to destroy us obviously see America’s choice of the Democrats over the Republicans is a sign that we are tired and giving up? But so far, not a peep.