I would never seriously suggest that the Republicans and al Qaeda were working together, but if they were, how would we know? Just suppose that somewhere in another universe called conspiracyland, they were working together. What would their collusion look like? Al Qaeda would attack the US and after much shouting and saber rattling, the US would do nothing to get the al Qaeda leader. Perhaps, let him go to mastermind even more plots against the US. The US would round up all the family members of al Qaeda residing in the US and whisk them out of the country without talking to the FBI or CIA. To throw off the critics, the Republicans might even trick the US into invading a different country. This would cost the US trillions and lower our image world wide. To confuse the American public, Republicans would scream that it is they who are the patriots and only they can keep the country safe. This would marginalize any resistance. They could accomplish this with such Republicanspeak slogans as, Either you are with us or with the terrorists and before a smoking gun become a mushroom cloud. The Republicans would go after any opposition, smearing them in any way possible, or obstructing anything positive for the country, to protect their alliance with al Qaeda. To bankrupt the US economy, the Republicans would give trillion dollar tax cuts while hiding the cost of the war. To make matters worse, the Republicans would ship billions in shrink wrapped 100 dollar bills to oversea to be secretly distributed to our enemies to aid in their war effort against us. Im just glad its only a conspiracy. Whether these things happened on purpose or by mistake make all the difference in the world.