Don't tell some of his detractors -- at this point, they probably can't handle the shock -- but it turns out that al-Qaida isn't exactly enthralled with Barack Obama.
In a new audio message, in fact, Ayman al-Zawhri, Osama bin Laden's No. 2, has some harsh things to say about the president-elect. Obama is "the direct opposite of honorable black Americans" like Malcolm X, al-Zawhri says in the tape, according to the Associated Press.
Al-Zawhri also uses an old racial slur to describe Obama, as well as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her predecessor, Colin Powell, calling them "house negroes."
Additionally, the al-Qaida No. 2 called the election results an "admission of defeat in Iraq" and said, "America has put on a new face, but its heart full of hate, mind drowning in greed, and spirit which spreads evil, murder, repression and despotism continue to be the same as always."