August 3, 2004
And the big boy hollered wolf
Yesterday we were all in a tither over the announcement by Tom Ridge that Al Quaeda was about to attack financial institutions in New York. Ridge looked up from his prepared text and announced that the vigilance of President Bush was responsible for this new information.
Well, let us give credit where credit is due. Today we learned that the new and unusually specific "chatter" is three years old. I'm not making this up. I'm trying to figure out how one listens to thee-year-old chatter. "What we uncovered is a collection operation as opposed to the launching of an attack" according to the usual unnamed "senior official."
Even for Ridge this is a new low. He should resign.
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