According to World Net Daily the jihadis are rooting for the Democrats.
"Of course Americans should vote Democrat," Jihad Jaara, a senior member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group and the infamous leader of the 2002 siege of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, told WND.Anybody who has been watching could have figued thios out.
"This is why American Muslims will support the Democrats, because there is an atmosphere in America that encourages those who want to withdraw from Iraq. It is time that the American people support those who want to take them out of this Iraqi mud," said Jaara, speaking to WND from exile in Ireland, where he was sent as part of an internationally brokered deal that ended the church siege.
Jaara was the chief in Bethlehem of the Brigades, the declared "military wing" of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party.
Together with the Islamic Jihad terror group, the Brigades has taken responsibility for every suicide bombing inside Israel the past two years, including an attack in Tel Aviv in April that killed American teenager Daniel Wultz and nine Israelis.
Muhammad Saadi, a senior leader of Islamic Jihad in the northern West Bank town of Jenin, said the Democrats' talk of withdrawal from Iraq makes him feel "proud."
"As Arabs and Muslims we feel proud of this talk," he told WND. "Very proud from the great successes of the Iraqi resistance. This success that brought the big superpower of the world to discuss a possible withdrawal."
Abu Abdullah, a leader of Hamas' military wing in the Gaza Strip, said the policy of withdrawal "proves the strategy of the resistance is the right strategy against the occupation."
You have to wonder though if the jihadis are so smart why they didn't keep this under their turbans until after the election.
Obviously if we have to do something like Iraq again then the jihadis will hold on longer because they believe that even with a good hand Americans will fold. After all General Giap says that the Americans never lost a major battle in the war. How is it possible to lose a war while winning all the battles? Cut and run.
Update: 05 Nov '06 0919z
CNN reports that the Middle East hopes for a policy change by the US Government.
"The whole region is volatile and it cannot face more problems and challenges," Arab League official Hesham Youssef said in a recent interview.I think they will faces as many problems and challenges as they create. The volatility of the region is historical and very little to do with US policy.