- But isn't a reasonable starting point for that engagement the fact that the terrorists are delighted that the Dems have won, and are convinced that the Dems' policies, as the terrorists understand them, will benefit the jihadis? Don't the Democrats have some obligation to face up to the fact that the prospect of our disengagement from Iraq--and if that isn't their "new direction," then what in God's name is?--is viewed with glee by the enemy?
Gee, I dunno. Do you suppose the Iranian hostage takers were Ronald Reagan's biggest fans back in 1980?
The same radical Islamists Bob Gates reportedly held secret negotiations with during the 1980 campaign?
But then, I don't have to wonder why guys like Hindrocket believe a single word of the propaganda that comes out of the Islamist radicals' mouths. They are, after all, what you would call selectively gullible.