If we had a Democratic president, I have no doubt the righties would be blaming the drop in attacks on the idea that the terrorists want the Democrats to win. I think it's quite possible that the terrorists want the Republicans to win, since the last 8 years have been terrific for them. Not only was the secular Saddam taken out, the radicals in Iran were able to exploit American aggression in ME to elect one of their own. Furthermore, we are losing ground in Afghanistan and terrorists are taking steps in Pakistan. They even scored major victories against our ally Israel in both Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. The Republican approach to wiping out terrorism has instead made them stronger and that's a fact. Terrorists love Republicans. Isn't it obvious? On the other hand, if we had a Democratic president, and the righties claimed the drop in attacks was a result of the terrorists wanting the Democrats to win, I would point out nevertheless that's a good thing. Whatever the reason the terrorists are laying low in Iraq is good, even if it's because they want the Republicans to win.