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 "At this point, all they have done is not show up for a scheduled academic program, and their visas have been revoked."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.
CBS 60 Minutes' Mike Wallace was making extra effort just so that he could tell the story of the man who wishes to see Israel wiped off the map. Doesn't going to great lengths to get a steeply anti-Semitic viewpoint on the airwaves of a major television network amount to an anti-Semitic action in and of itself? Mel Gibson may have blamed the world's wars on them, but he wasn't ready to push a button to bring about the second Holocaust. Something that apparently doesn't bother Mr. Wallace.
Nor does Crazy Uncle Mike object when Iran's leader threatens the life of our own President, "We are all free to choose. But please give him this message, sir: Those who refuse to accept an invitation will not have a good ending or fate."
When Drudge reported that Crazy Uncle Mike began babbling about Iran's version of Hitler being misunderstood and actually quite sincere - we all really knew: Crazy Uncle Mike needs to stay retired. By the way, one thing he didn't think was important enough to bring up was the whole, "how come there are Iranian bodies in the piles of ever increasing dead Hezbollah fighters?"
The diligent left has scored a win. Convincing voters that protecting America is an evil thing is not easily done. Stupid things said by unthinking security officials don't help the matter. And when all else fails, there's another in the long line of CBS "news" men giving the other side all the camera time they'd like.
And unfortunately the London terror plot foiled, it won't be weeks but days, if not hours, before they are at it again.
"War on terror? What war on terror, I don't see any war on terror..."
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