But to say that the terrorists are rejoicing in a Democratic victory (while admitting the complete dearth of evidence to support such fantasy) is not only one of the most ridiculous accusations in modern politics, it is by monumentally the most laughable act of displacement in the post-911 world. This ranks right up there with assertion that bin Laden endorsed John Kerry in 2004 which (by the way, also floated by FOX News) despite the fact that the consensus at the CIA was the exact opposite that bin Laden was trying to help get Bush a second term. Fact is, I rather doubt that bin Laden, the Iraqi insurgents, Al-Qaeda, or any other radically militarized non-state network has much idea at all what a Democratic power locus would affect them. All they know, all that has been proven empirically through repeated testing, is that the Bush administration is the best thing that has ever happened to them. GOP rule in the War on Terror has elevated a small band of maniacal criminals into an international movement, has eroded the very foundation of liberalism upon which the U.S. was founded, and has all but decimated America's international reputation. In the GOP, our adversaries have a predictability they would be loathe to give up. Even Rove will tell you that when you have a plan that works you stick with it. But a Democratic victory has changed the balance of power in the war. Our adversaries, such as they can be conceived us as a singular entity, no longer know with any degree of certainty how we will behave. But they can expect a strategy backed by logic, adaptability, and determination. They can expect a full implementation of the 911 commission's recommendations. They can expect a forceful international coalition against the vanguard coupled with a renewed focus on diplomacy and human security that will cut off their legs from below. And that should scare the hell out of them. So no. I reject the notion that this leak was accidental. I do, however, submit that the leak of such a statement is one more for the slushpile of evidence that FOX is the propaganda mouthpiece of the GOP unworthy of its press credentials. A legitimate news organization would be on the lookout for reactions to the election and not seeking to cherry-pick statements expressing giddiness at a Democratic victory. But FOX was never trying to be legitimate, they were only trying to be relevant.