Friday, August 13, 2004

Gaslight watch: The extremely non-political warnings about threats to the election 

Guess I ought to start aligning this image on the right. Eh?

The Bush administration believes...

Aaaugh! More faith-based intelligence!
...more strongly than ever that al Qaeda terrorists plan to try to influence the presidential race with a massive preelection attack, a strike that is more likely to come in August or September...

Gee, that's funny. In Spain, AQ struck three days before. Now, let me see... What even is taking place in the August/September time frame...

... than in October, a White House official...

That would be Unka Karl.

... said yesterday.

The official ratcheted up administration warnings of an election-related attack on a day when President Bush and Vice President Cheney were on the campaign trail contending that Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) would be a weak commander in chief.

Coincidence? You be the judge!

Some Democrats...

And most sentient beings.

...accuse the White House of issuing repeated terrorism warnings to inspire fear so voters will hesitate to change leaders with the nation under threat.

The White House official, who spoke to reporters on the condition of anonymity, said the government had not gleaned any new information about political motives for an attack since the spring...

So the reason this fact would be way down in the story, as opposed to the belief, which was in the lede, would be... what?

...when administration officials began saying they were concerned about an attack in conjunction with the Nov. 2 election. Nothing to date indicates "an imminent operation," the official said.
(via WaPo)

And if AQ won't do it, we'll just have to do it ourselves! Or get the Paksistani ISI to do it. Yeah, that's the ticket....

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