The GOP Thanks Osama Bin Laden

This lovely gem, quoted just about everywhere...

"We want people to think 'terrorism' for the last four days," said a Bush-Cheney campaign official. "And anything that raises the issue in people's minds is good for us."

A senior GOP strategist added, "anything that makes people nervous about their personal safety helps Bush."

He called it "a little gift," saying it helps the President but doesn't guarantee his reelection.

You have to be joking. Is the GOP so desperate to get its candidate elected that they're willing to give Bin Laden props for issuing another tape? If that's the case, any doubts you might have had about the promotion of a culture of fear by the Republicans should now be thoroughly dispelled.