Rush Limbaugh has said a lot of stupid things over the years, but this one may top them all. On his radio show on Sept. 12, he actually suggested that Al Qaeda may have given up Osama Bin Laden to be killed in order to help Obama get reelected because he helps them so much.
One has to wonder which Al Qaeda leaders might have made that decision, given all of the ones who’ve been killed under Obama. Anwar al-Awlaki, one of the leaders of Al Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula, was killed on Obama’s order. Abu Hafs al-Shahri, head of Al Qaeda’s Pakistan operations, was killed in August, 2011. Atiyah ‘Abd al-Rahman was killed around the same time. Ilyas Kashmiri, Ammar al-Wa’ili, Abu Ali al-Harithi, and Ali Saleh Farhan are all dead. So are Noordin Muhammad, Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, Saleh al-Somali, ‘Abdallah Sa’id, Hussein al-Yemeni, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, Sheik Saeed al-Masri and Hamza al-Jawfi, all leaders in various Al Qaeda groups from Pakistan to Yemen to Somalia to Iraq. Ayman al-Zawahiri is pretty much the only one left.