As you knew they would...Drudge points to a Reuters report that an al-Qaeda video has been released calling for Bush and Republican party to be "humiliated" in next week's US election.
Many believe that the Bin Laden videotape released in the 2004 election's final week swayed some independent, undecided voters. Enough to put Bush over the top? Impossible to say. But key segments of the Ohio and Florida voting population likely responded to the video (for example- middle-class white mothers who came to be defined as 'security moms', or ex-military voters in Florida).
I seriously struggled over whether to post on this topic, lest I contribute in any way to the propaganda. But it is out there, and was pivotal to last presidential election, so I believe it is worth a comment. My primary motivation is to say this- come on America. Let's stay focused over these next 5 days, regardless who we vote for. The economy, financial crisis, Iraq, Afghanistan, health care, education, trade, foreign policy philosophy, our image abroad, the deficit- these are the issues we should be considering when walking into the voting booth. Let us not make the same mistake twice. Let us not allow bullshit propaganda to sway what is the most important election in generations.