Barack Obama is an urban terrorist with a secret agenda that is aligned with al-Qaeda!!

Or so says the New Yorker who claims that these rumors and smear campaigns inspired it to produce this controversial cover page which is meant to ridicule such attacks on the democratic candidate.

The page shows Obama in traditional Muslim dress and his wife as a terrorist while an American flag burns in the background in a room with portrait of Osama Bin-Laden.

Needless to say, it was not well received by the Obama campaign...

From CBS news;

”...political author Jeffrey Feldman said in an interview with CBC News.

"The idea [is] that somehow Barack Obama is an urban terrorist with a secret agenda that is aligned with al-Qaeda and the second he gets in the White House, he's going to launch some covert plan in order to bring down the United States," Feldman said.

"It's such a ridiculous claim, but no matter how many times people fight back against it — including on the Obama website [where] they have an entire section dedicated to just fighting these smears…it still seems to be gaining ground. There's almost an exhaustion, a frustration that this type of smear campaign is working to spread these ideas."

Hmmm, so the New Yorker is just helping out Obama? Or was it helping to fire up and give more credibility to these 'Smear Campaign'?

The idea of Obama as a secret al-Quaeda opeartive, to me, is bit hard to imagine. lol but then again, who imagined the twin towers would go down right? This is porbably just the sort of thing that's just too ridiculous to believe and for that very reason, might create a significant subconcious impact and succeed in taking away those crucial independent and non-hardliners away from him. McCain in the meanwhile, has quite righteously disapproved of the cover. I wonder of he thinks it's good or bad for his campaign?