TERROR GUY Meets Reality –updated–
Happy Anniversary, United States.
Jihadists, we've got marketing, boys.
Oh, and Mr. Bush, say bye-bye to John Bolton.
This has been out since early this morning, but I've been juggling all sorts of
information coming in. What's going on with the Bolton nomination? Suffice it
to say that there doesn't seem to be any plan to revisit the nomination any time
soon. But no one seems to know the bottom line. Update: It was indeed Chafee who scuttled Bolton.
But Bolton is just one of the reasons Americans are unhappy with our current
state of foreign affairs. The latest Al Jazeera tape won't make anyone feel any better
or safer either.
Do Americans feel safer now than before 9/11? For many, the answer is no,
according to a CBS News/New York Times poll. …
… Compared with five years ago, 39 percent of Americans say they feel less
safe now, compared with only 14 percent who say they feel safer. Forty-six
percent say they feel the same.
More also say the threat of terrorism has grown since 9/11 than said
so a year ago. Forty-one percent say the threat has increased since the attacks,
an 11 percent jump from last year. Just 14 percent say the threat has decreased,
while 43 percent say the threat has not changed.
Oh, and just in case you weren't aware, today MSNBC was the only one of the
big three cable outlets NOT to carry Terror Guy's political prattle today. Just maybe Dan
Abrams is going to go his own way on at least some of this stuff. Instead, during part of the
speech, Abrams programmed Frank Gaffney and James Bamford debating the fictional
ABC tabloid 9/11 trash instead. It was a fitting juxtaposition, I must say.
So since we're talking 9/11, has anyone seen bin Laden lately? Oh, right, he's in Pakistan. I keep forgetting the role of our “friends” in this drama, which is anything but fictional.