Thursday, February 09, 2006

Whose war is it anyway?

Shrub is clearly on the defensive, which requires... well, not new tactics, since the old ones are (a) apparently still working and (b) the only ones these assclowns know. So we get this:
Under fire for eavesdropping on Americans, President Bush said Thursday that spy work stretching from the U.S. to Asia helped thwart terrorists plotting to use shoe bombs to hijack an airliner and crash it into the tallest skyscraper on the West Coast in 2002.

"It took the combined efforts of several countries to break up this plot," Bush said. "By working together we stopped a catastrophic attack on our homeland."

Some information about the foiled attack was disclosed last year, but Bush offered more details to highlight international cooperation in fighting terrorists. He did not say whether information about the West Coast plot was collected by his administration's program to monitor — without court warrants — some calls and e-mails between people overseas and in the U.S. when links to terrorism are suspected.

Given their normal unwillingness to talk about anything they are doing, when Bush appears to lift his skirt, there are really only two possibilities:

1. Stuff that was double-super-secret classified yesterday magically became declassified today because it helps the propaganda campaign; or

2. He's full of shit.

The AP article contained a small bit of evidence to support the second hypothesis:
In Los Angeles, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa complained he first learned of Bush's remarks while watching TV.

"I'm amazed that the president would make this on national TV and not inform us of these details through the appropriate channels," said the mayor, a Democrat.

You would think that if this thing was real, the mayor of the target city would have some idea what the hell Bush was talking about, right?

On the other hand, I guess coordination with locals has not exactly been a forte' for these guys.

And finally, note that they wouldn't say whether this had any connection whatsoever to the warrantless NSA snooping. Which means it sure as shit didn't, because they would be trumpeting even the most tenuous connection to high heaven if it did.

Logic is just another terrorist weapon, I guess.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

And of course Shrub cited the wrong (non-existent) building. What an idiot. Perhaps they have begun preparing him for sacrifice. The boy-king who cried, 'Coyote!' one too many times, lol. If there's ever a real wolf, a) they won't tell us, or b) we won't believe them.

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Kevin B. said...

One small wrinkle... Villaraigosa wasn't mayor until 2005.

So let's see.. by 2002, when the alleged LA terror plot occurred, Antonio Villaraigosa had:

Failed the bar exam 4 times
Presided over the LA chapter of the ACLU
Just failed in a 2001 bid for the LA Mayor's office

... and the President didn't provide full disclosure of national security matters to him?

I'm shocked, simply shocked.

10:34 AM  

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