Friday, August 11, 2006

Chapstick and Evian

From the AP:
Investigators have uncovered no signs of U.S.-based terrorists linked to a plot to blow up airliners headed to the United States, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said today.

"Currently, we do not have evidence that there was, as part of this plot, any plan to initiate activity inside the United States or that the plotting was done in the United States,"
I'm quite relieved, as are many people. This is what I figured was true -- this was a homegrown plot in Britain, and dealt with handily by the British and Pakistani authorities-- using intelligence, investigation, monitoring, and patience. Good on them.

So, does that mean that Bush, Lieberman, and the rest of the republican politicians and radio blowhards will stop using this as a way to stoke up the FEAR FEAR FEAR in the American public and stop trying to a) take credit for the operation -- which they had frankly nothing to do with and b) try to milk political advantage out of it?

I'm sure it won't.

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