As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Time to scare everybody

Nothing like another "al Qaeda is planning to strike" warning to get the electorate forgetting about Edwards and running toward "Our Protector" Preznit.   The Ridge transcript's from FOX - I go there so you don't have to:

Since September 11, 2001, we have had intelligence that al-Qaeda intends to launch more attacks against the homeland.  Credible reporting now indicates that al Qaeda is moving forward with its plans to carry out a large-scale attack in the United States in an effort to disrupt our democratic process...

In the coming months, the Nation will host high profile events, including those associated with our democratic traditions.  We are working very closely with state and local officials in New York and Boston to ensure the security of the Democratic and Republican national conventions...

In two weeks we will meet the with the security officials from the professional and collegiate sports associations to determine how to increase security for upcoming large sports events as well.

I guess we all have to get out our duct tape.  Kerry has taken the alert at its word, but took the opportunity to blast the foreign policy disaster under Bush: "John and I know how to fight a war on terror that doesn't create more terrorists, but makes America safer... The United States of America should never go to war because we want to, we should only go because we have to."