Chris's Rants

Monday, October 24, 2005

Ruh roh!

List of Foiled Plots Puzzling to Some (emphasis mine):
Intelligence officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the White House overstated the gravity of the plots by saying that they had been foiled, when most were far from ready to be executed. Others noted that the nation's color-coded threat index was not raised from yellow, or 'elevated' risk of attack, to orange, or 'high' risk, for most of the time covered by the incidents on the list.


"The problem with these lists is that we don't know the criteria," said Bruce Hoffman, a Rand Corp. terrorism expert. When the incidents do not correspond to elevated threat levels, "it runs the risk of 'Were we just crying wolf then?' This is animpressive [sic] compendium of actual attacks, but what about the other ones?"
This reinforces Keith Olbermann's piece the other day about the uncanny coincidence between the incidence of bad news for/about the President/White House and announcements of elevated terror alert status. Given the plethora of other bad news coming this week, seems we are ripe for at least Orange if not Red alert status any minute now.

Oh, and did I mention that Novacula, the Douchebag of Liberty himself, has been cooperating with Fitzgerald all along? Steve Soto asks:
I wonder if the White House knew this before tonight?
This ought to be an interesting week.


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