03/20/2008 10:42 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Who Would Be al Qaeda's Candidate?

I recently enjoyed a BloggingHeads discussion, or what Non Zero author and BloggingHeads creator Robert Wright calls a "diavlog", with Juan Cole.

This morning's New York Times oped page picked up a five minute clip of my discussion with Juan Cole. This section features our chat after I asked him which American presidential candidate would radical Muslims hope to see in the White House.

I think we both agreed that al Qaeda would prefer John McCain.

Here is the entire discussion:

-- Steve Clemons publishes the popular political blog, The Washington Note