To combat Obama, al-Qaida hurls insults

Sunday, January 25, 2009 | 5:02 p.m. CST; updated 5:10 p.m. CST, Sunday, January 25, 2009

WASHINGTON — Soon after the November election, al-Qaida's No. 2 leader took stock of America's new president-elect and dismissed him with an insulting epithet. "A house Negro," Ayman al-Zawahiri said.