Defeat is an Orphan
ABC's blog The Blotter reports that al Qaeda No. 2 man, Ayman al Zawahri has sent a message to leaders of the Democratic party claiming credit for the Republican defeat in the midterm elections.
"The first is that you aren't the ones who won the midterm elections, nor are the Republicans the ones who lost. Rather, the Mujahideen -- the Muslim Ummah's vanguard in Afghanistan and Iraq -- are the ones who won, and the American forces and their Crusader allies are the ones who lost," Zawahri said, according to a full transcript obtained by ABC News. ... "And if you don't refrain from the foolish American policy of backing Israel, occupying the lands of Islam and stealing the treasures of the Muslims, then await the same fate," he said.
The following I hope the readers understand, is parody.
To: Ayman al Zawahiri
While we have great respect for persons of your faith tradition, may we suggest that the benefits have not all been flowing one way. While we appreciate any assistance you may have rendered in toppling the Bush administration we understand that you were clearly motived, as we were, by self-interest. You didn't save our bacon, if you will pardon the expression, we also saved yours. Put it this way: we saved each other's backsides. By continuously portraying the struggle of your faith tradition in the best possible light, and that of the United States in the worst possible, our efforts have made it possible for your organization to survive and prosper. You on the other hand, have always come through whenever we needed bad publicity to show the futility of the Republic administration's efforts, and although this sometimes took the form of pointless attacks on starving men and women in distant countries whose deaths had little, if any, military value, it never failed to serve the purpose.
There's really no need to squabble over claiming credit. We both won it and can continue to win into the future. In our vision is one of the Big Tent and there's no reason why we cannot continue to develop a mutually beneficial relationship in accordance with our own desires. We would like to wish you and yours a prosperous New Year.
Happy days are here again
the skies above are so clear again
so let's sing a song of cheer again
are here again!