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The Democrats were riding high on the Edwards announcement. Ken Lay finally got indicted. I guess the Republicans figured now would be a good time to scare the crap out of everyone again.

Tom Ridge warns us that according to "credible" information that they'd rather not share, terrorists will probably attack the US right before the election. It's funny, but a couple days ago I made the same prediction in a conversation with Danielle.

I'm genuinely scared, but I'm not worried about being hit by a plane. I'm scared of our administration, its blatant and massive corruption on every level, its irresponsible policy decisions, and the apprent ease with which they can manipulate the American people. I'm not a huge Kerry fan, but at this point I'd vote for a well-trained border collie if I thought it would help get rid of Bush and company. I would like to see them fired.

Al-Qaeda, on the other hand, does not. Bush has done more for the terrorists than they could ever dream. Iraq is a more fertile recruiting ground than they could have ever hoped for. Bush is the poster child of American evil, and is the most hated man in the world. Al-Qaeda even sent out a press release after the March 11th Madrid attacks admitting as much.

It seems to me that al-Qaeda's desire to keep Bush in office almost guarantees an attack in the last week of October. It would virtually guarantee Bush's re-election. Yes, we are that stupid.

I sure hope the administration can do its job and prevent the attack, but it's easy to imagine they wouldn't be terribly motivated to do so. Aside from capturing Osama (which seems much more unlikely), it would be their only real hope for staying in power.

Current Mood: worried worried

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From: ex_neutrino Date: July 8th, 2004 12:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was just working up a post on this very same subject.

The timing of all of this is *highly* suspicious to say the least.
cynica From: cynica Date: July 8th, 2004 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Seems odd to me to suddenly like the President because something scary happens in the world.
jarrett From: jarrett Date: July 8th, 2004 01:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is odd, especially considering we should blame our leaders for not protecting us, rather than blindly praise them when they least deserve it.
jesha From: jesha Date: July 8th, 2004 07:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I totally agree with you but even have taken it a step further and have predicted, in an ever so conspiracy theory-esqe way, that they have had Osama and will suddenly (surprise) find him right before the election. I read the other day about an un-numbered 'mystery' prisoner that they wont let the red cross contact. I wouldn't put it past anyone in the current administration to do such a thing. On the other hand, part of me feels that the very last thing Bush wants is for Osama to be captured b/c he encompasses all that is evil and is the poster child for this war, but hey whatever it takes to get re-elected huh. :/
drunk_dude From: drunk_dude Date: July 8th, 2004 08:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
that they have had Osama and will suddenly (surprise) find him right before the election...

completely agree. either they have him, or can take him anytime they want, and will wait until october.
drunk_dude From: drunk_dude Date: July 8th, 2004 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm genuinely scared, but I'm not worried about being hit by a plane.

i'm genuinely scared of getting hit by a plane, i live in dc.
From: chinoe Date: July 10th, 2004 10:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Fear is a four-letter word.
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