George Bush is ankle-deep in doodoo of his own making. Ever notice that when he is in trouble, the chickenlittles and chickenhawks are let loose and we see more war success stories and more terror threat stories?
What to do, what to do?
On CNN, we have the we-are-winning-in-Iraq story, the terrorists are in trouble. In fact, they even admit they have lost Afghanistan. This "communication" the Pentagon claims it intercepted shows that we are winning and they are losing.
In the New York Times, we have the story about the terror threat to the New York subway. When the Bush administration is in trouble, their first tactical response is to scare the American people. Here's an excerpt from the story:
While not entirely dismissing it, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security described it as "specific yet noncredible," adding that the intelligence community had concluded that the information was of "doubtful credibility."
"Specific yet noncredible." "Doubtful credibility." This is our Department of Motherland Perils speaking. What they meant to say was that some policeman in Marseille who arrested a drunken Arab two nights ago heard him say he'd like to blow up all the infidels in the New York City subway if he could. His boss reported it to Inspector Clouseau, who immediately called someone at GOP headquarters in Washington, who called chickenhawk Scooter Libby, who told chickenhawk Dickey Cheney, and the rest is history. Voila, we have a specific, noncredible, doubtful credibility.
Do these people actually listen to themselves?
I do not want, in any way, to disparage or belittle the actual threat Americans are confronted with. I believe we will be hit again. The Bush politically motivated scare tactics are hurting America's preparedness for the real thing, rather than helping.