Well, it is interesting that after Little Al Gonzales got ripped a new one during the Senate Hearings on King George’s domestic warrant-less spying, the King suddenly decided it was OK to declassify some bogus "threat" so he could tell us about it (you know 9/11, airplanes into buildings, be afraid, be very afraid). Bush says he will not talk about specific security threats to America. Unless, of course, he needs to talk about a specific threat to Los Angeles to confuse the public and gain some cheap political advantage.
Vice President Dick Cheney bitterly complains that national security leaks are endangering America. Unless, of course, he’s doing the leaking, tapping Scooter Libby to reveal national security information to punish a political critic. And Dick wants to keep talking about their uncovering the plot to "blow-up" the Brooklyn Bridge. This was a couple of lunatics who were going to try to dismantle the bridge with a couple of blow torches. Dick obviously considers two goobers with a blow torch a major threat to National Security. Holy shit!
I just don’t buy the whole. For people who have been able to get the entire United States of America to abandon their Constitution, the terrorists sure are stupid. First off, according to Gonzales we gave away the store when someone leaked the warrant-less spying on Americans…because of course, the terrorists are so stupid they would have eventually forgotten that we might be monitoring their telephone calls.
And, oh, even after Flight 93, their too stupid to realize that another attempt to hijack a plane would most like be thwarted by the passengers. And of course, setting off a bomb to open the cockpit door wouldn’t blow off the nose of the plane or anything like that.
They are all still trying to claim that if we’d just been able to suspend the Constitution before 9/11, it would not have happened. Never mind that several FBI agents had raised concerns, and that the 9/11 Commission said the failure was not having information, but was a matter of government agencies not sharing the information. Now, according to reports, the NSA is pumping out so many leads, the FBI is distracted in trying to follow-up on them all.
Then little Al refuses to ask any of the tough questions, and mincing his words carefully. I heard him preface and/or conclude a number of his answers with the comment, "not related to the program I am testifying about here today." I still submit that raises the question, how many other "warrant-less domestic spying programs" are there. None of the Senators bothered to ask about that. If that wasn’t a CYA for later, if/and when the walls come crashing down and all this illegal activity is ever actually investigated.
Then there is Bush’s time of his announcement about "Liberty Tower." Just a little too obvious if you ask me. Combine that with King George not even knowing the name of the building (Library Tower). Phhuuulease. If the Administration had uncovered a plot to target another landmark building with a plane, surely it would have been widely discussed and briefed at the White House, and King George would have heard the name over and over again, and should have spoken the name over and over again. I believe the first he’d heard of this was when he read the speech.
They never discussed the plot with the Mayor of L.A.? Come on.
Unfortunately, there are enough idiots in this country prepared to believe this crap just as Fox News and Chris Matthews feed it to them, and are prepared to surrender their Constitution Rights and freedoms (won with much blood and sacrifice) at the drop of a well placed 9/11 reference. Unfortunately, thanks to these sheep, the terrorists have already won.