Sunday, October 09, 2005

New York Threats - Is Bush Wagging the Dog?

Let’s see, what have we had in the news lately?

Hurricane Katrina dominated the news in September, primarily the horrible job in responding to the disaster by the federal, state and local governments.
Bush's slow response and overly aggressive attempt to make up for it later, made him look even more callous and uncaring than normal.

The violence continues in Iraq. More Americans and Iraqis are dying every day.
Americans are less likely to dehumanize or shut out the raging conflict because for the first time in history we have television dramas about a conflict while it is raging. Normally they at least wait for a war to end before making a TV show about it, but Fox has already come out with Over There, which is actually an excellent show.

More and more Republicans are being investigated for criminal activities.
Former Speaker Tom Delay stepped down because he was indicted on numerous charges of unethical campaign finance activities.
Karl Rove is being investigated for his role in the ousting of a covert CIA agent.
Dick Cheney's assistant, "scooty" Libby is being investigated in the same case.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Most recently, 46 Senate Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, last week joined with Democrats to pass a defense bill that included a provision restricting the use of torture by American troops — despite Bush's threat to veto the bill.

Needless to say, things have not been going well for Bush and ever since his nomination of his completely unqualified personal friend, even his normally staunch supporters in the Republican party have been critical of the President. Far right wingers such as Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter both came out against the President for nominating someone who is not radical enough!

You know what would have been perfect for this situation in 2002?

Raise the "threat level" to Orange or Red.

But that system grew old and people cannot stay scared of unspecific threats for long.

Therefore what would be REALLY perfect for Bush right now would be a specific Terrorist threat against a big target somewhere in the U.S.

Preferably someplace that has been hit before so the people are even more anxious.

And Voila!! Here it arrives, with PERFECT timing.

Things that make you go "Hmmmmmmmm...."