Monday, February 13, 2006

Is Bush lying again?

Perhaps the terror plot against Los Angeles that President Bush says was prevented never existed. Liberal critics of Bush have accused him of using terror threats for political gain. Perhaps naively, I assumed the President of the United States would not resort to such despicable tactics. Apparently, I was wrong. The following quotes come courtesy of the media watchdog FAIR :

In the current round of reporting on the story, some newspapers have noted the dissent over the alleged plot. The Washington Post (2/10/06) cited "several U.S. intelligence officials" who "said there is deep disagreement within the intelligence community over the seriousness of the Library Tower scheme and whether it was ever much more than talk." And the New York Daily News (2/10/06) cited one senior counterterrorism official who said: "There was no definitive plot. It never materialized or got past the thought stage." (Emphasis added).

Query: why is this not front-page news? This is certainly a bigger story than Dick Cheney accidentally shooting some banker on a hunt. If the intelligence analysts are right--and I have no reason to believe otherwise--Bush is a national disgrace. Even Sean Hannity might hesitate to defend him.

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