I've thought for a while that despite them trying to kill Al Qaida, there's actually a symbiotic relationship between the Republicans and Al Qaida, one that goes beyond rhetoric. What I mean is this: war in Afghanistan and in Iraq is good for radical Islam, it provides them with a propaganda device to spread their beliefs. However, having a moderate President of the United States in office is no good for them, because he won't play their game. Therefore, weaken the President of the United States who is running for re-election by staging something like the Libya attack that can then be used by his opposition against him. Republicans are good for Al Qaida, Obama isn't, and they're aware that it's an election year as much as anyone else.