Last week Sunday, Sen. Barack Obama received the endorsement of Gen. Colin Powell, who cited Sen. Obama’s standing as a “transformational figure” as one reason for his endorsement. However, while Sen. Obama has been receiving a lot of endorsements, Sen. McCain has been as well, receiving the endorsement of supporters of al-Qaeda:
Supporters of al-Qaeda have said they would prefer Republican candidate John McCain to win the US election because he is more likely to continue the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In a message broadcast on the password-protected al-Hesbah site, the group said they would also welcome a pre-election terror attack on the US because that would make a McCain win more likely.
In an endorsement that will not be welcomed by Mr McCain’s flagging campaign, the group said that if al-Qaeda wants to exhaust the US militarily and economically, the “impetuous” Republican presidential candidate is the better choice.
“This requires presence of an impetuous American leader such as McCain, who pledged to continue the war till the last American soldier,” the message said.
“Then, al-Qaeda will have to support McCain in the coming elections so that he continues the failing march of his predecessor, Bush.”
That’s a heck of an endorsement for Sen. McCain!