A thought I posted in someone else's LJ that I wanted to preserve here: I bet than now that Bush has been re-elected, Osama is dancing a jig. Bush's "War on Terror" has been the most effective recruiting propaganda that Al Qaeda has ever had. It's better than the US overthrow of the democratically elected government in Iran in 1953 on behalf of British Petroleum.
His bit of October reverse-psychology worked. Bush is back!