Fox News White House correspondent James Rosen detailed the terrorism implications of a tax-cut debate last night, insisting that President Obama's jumbled "negotiate with hostage-takers" metaphor during yesterday's press conference emboldened Al Qaeda. Silly James! They already won, years ago.

Even Carl Cameron and Bill O'Reilly laugh, before telling him to STFU. But we're pretty sure the audience would agree with Rosen.

Just so we're clear about where one part of the debate is, at least several days before any vote comes up: If Barack Obama doesn't negotiate with Republicans, he is a terrible partisan who will never learn. If Obama does negotiate with Republicans, he is essentially giving Osama bin Laden permission to bomb America.

In other news, The Gawker Political Desk is looking forward to upcoming holiday vacation days.

[via Wonkette]