George Bush and John McCain have sold the American public the myth of al-Qaeda and Iran as close friends and united in the fight by militants to destroy democracy. Most Americans accept the Bush-McCain portrayal of this alliance even though every expert on terrorism knows it is completely false. Al-Qaeda has just issued a video in which Ayman al-Zawahri accuses Iran of taking part in a Western “Crusader” was against Islam. The video attacks Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, questioning his supposed anti-Western stance. “The (leader or Iran) collaborates with the Americans in occupying Iraq and Afghanistan and recognizes the puppet regimes in both countries while he warns of death and destruction to anyone who touches an inch of Iranian soil.”
The Bush- McCain view of terrorism is obviously incorrect in its claim of an alliance between al-Qaeda and Iran or how else to explain the condemnation of Iran’s religious leaders for failure to issue a fatwa obligating a jihad against America! The tragedy of the Democratic party is its inability to convey to the American people the reality of who is fighting who in the war on terrorism. This failure has allowed Republicans to lie and distort reality.