I've been out of the news loop for the past few days while working on my Halloween haunted house, and a few days feels like an eternity. I'll be posting pictures of the haunted house this evening, but meanwhile I'm trying to catch up. Anyone have any good links I should be sure to check out?

It seems significant (and insulting) that OBL would attempt to claim any portion of the American electorate as his own.

The statement in question is when bin Laden said on the tape: "Your security is up to you, and any state that does not toy with our security automatically guarantees its own security."

That sentence followed a lengthy passage in the video in which bin Laden launches personal attacks on the president.

Yigal Carmon, president of MEMRI, said bin Laden used the Arabic term "ay-wilaya" to refer to a "state" in that sentence. ...

"It means that any U.S. state that will choose to vote for the white thug Bush as president, it means that it chose to fight us and we will consider it an enemy to us, and any state that will vote against Bush, it means that it chose to make peace with us and we will not characterize it as an enemy," the Web site said, according to MEMRI's translation.

As misguided as may be any person who votes for John Kerry, I won't consider them to be "at peace" with Osama Bin Laden absent further evidence.



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