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  •  Just as Krugman of NYT says (4.00)
    as soon as Bush faces trouble on domestic policies, he plays the terrorism card.  How f--ing convenient - - even Republicans are backign away from his SS plans, and voila!  Out pops a 'terrorist' who plotted to kill the beloved leader.

    The sad thing is, Rove & Co don't need smoke & mirrors to fool 51% of the populace.  They smile & lie & smile again, and the people believe.

    If this doesn't take the focus off the SS non-crisis, maybe they'lll produce some poor torture victim who confessed to trying to scare Cheney to death.

    •  n/t (none)
      The juxtaposition on the New York Times home page -- now -- is amazing:

      NATIONAL
      Man Charged in Alleged Plot to Kill President Bush

      EDITORIALS/OP-ED
      * Krugman: Terrorism Card

      Susan in Port Angeles (my cat)

      by SusanHu on Tue Feb 22, 2005 at 11:51:04 AM PST

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    •  This is exactly it. A red herring. (4.00)
      I've been waiting. They've taken so many hits lately. So they started out with domestic terror alerts, but they've cried wolf too many times and no one really bought it. So now they're escalating it.

      "Someone's trying to attack Bush! Just like those liberals attack Bush! And liberals want these scum to have human rights! No one opposed to our president deserves rights! Which side are you on??"

      Just like, around election time 11/04, they released first a home-made terrorist tape, and then when that had no legs, they released another Bin Laden tape, that they'd probably been sitting on for a month at least, to throw out some noise and swing things their way.

      "Think. It ain't illegal yet." - George Clinton

      by jbeach on Tue Feb 22, 2005 at 11:56:42 AM PST

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    •  good catch (none)
      I read that Krugman article this morning. Wag the dog indeed.

      "I have lived with several Zen masters -- all of them cats." - Eckhart Tolle

      by catnip on Tue Feb 22, 2005 at 11:57:07 AM PST

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    •  There were other distractions last week (none)
      Bush's White House has been dropping strange pointless bits and pieces of plans or announcements left and right since this Gannon thing broke.  I point to renominating rabidly conservative nominees for judge positions that have already failed in the Senate.  I point to calling for expanding the Patriot Act at Gonzales' swearing in.  I point to the yoyo that is the terror alert system lately.  And of course this diary fits right in: a federal indictment alleges some young man from Virginia was plotting to kill the President.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but federal indictments can be authored by the Attorney General's office, no?  What other treats can we expect in the next few weeks as the Gannon and other propaganda cases get fleshed out with further damning detail?

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