DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The leader of a jihadi group in Iraq argued Friday that the election of Barack Obama as president represented a victory for radical Islamic groups that had battled American forces since the invasion of Iraq.
The statement, which experts said was part of the psychological duel with the United States, was included in a 25-minute audiotaped speech by Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State of Iraq, an umbrella organization that claims ties to Al Qaeda. Mr. Baghdadi’s statement was posted on a password-protected Web site called Al Hesbah, used to disseminate information to Islamic radicals.
No worries. Our new Commander in Thief will be sitting down to negotiate with ’em from our modified position of supplicative weakness soon enough. And Jamie Gorelick — architect of the famous “wall,” representative of the fresh infusion of HopeyChangey new blood in Washington — will be right there to make sure all the legal niceties are rigidly adhered to. That’ll show ’em.