"After a regional summit in the Tajik capital, Putin said, “International terrorism has as its goal to prevent the election of President Bush to a second term. If they achieve that goal, then that will give international terrorism a new impulse and extra power.”"
That seems to support the notion, widely ridiculed here, that the terrorists would love to see Kerry elected. I suppose they would really just love to see Bush punished for his efforts against the terrorists and his efforts to address the underlying causes of terrorism.
Seems pretty simple for us voters: if the terrorists AND the French are for Kerry, we've gotta vote for Bush.