Is it just me or does it seem like the nation was just days ago acting like it was September 10 all over again?
Sure the foiled airline terror plot in seemed to recalibrate the terror-ticker in most Americans, but why did it need to?
In all seriousness how can any person with straight face make a political argument that Joe Lieberman was a terrible guy for the sole reason that he felt it was important to be vigilant about America's safety? Don't you think on Thursday morning that more than half the state of Connecticut wanted to call a "do over" in the whole, "let's send a message - even if it makes us look like lunatics" primary vote?
I mean after being told by some angry former city council member, that there basically is no great war to be engaged in these days, and that the boys are wasting their time fighting for that "freedom stuff” what were nutmeggers supposed to do?
Of course this was the same man who had lied to the public claiming "he didn't know anything about blogs", and thus of course could not have authorized dirty tricks in blogging strategy to take down the party's former VP candidate. And just because he had posted at the DailyKos blog and had allowed the almighty MarKOS to star with him in a campaign ad that had an eerie similarity to a Menthos commercial doesn't mean he "knew anything about blogs."
But easily hoodwinked Connecticut voters weren't the only ones this week who were oblivious to the war on terror.
There was Air-America on Thursday claiming the London terror plot was "Bush's fault" because the terrorists are angry about Iraq. (Were they our best friends before Iraq? That part slipped past me somewhere in my mourning over - 9/11!)
FBI Special Agent Richard Kolko practically scolded us civilians when 11 Egyptian men from Cairo went missing after entering the country on education visas. The men, all in their 20's, just vanished at JFK (one of the airports of now distant 9/11 memory).
"There is no reason to believe the missing students, all men around 20 years old, represent a threat," charmed Kolko. "At this point, all they have done is not show up for a scheduled academic program, and their visas have been revoked."
The next day he reiterated the plea, "They pose no threat."
Well neither did Gatorade until Thursday!
But the real winner this week was a tired old bag of bones that had to come out of retirement to demonstrate his lack of belief in the great conflict of our time.