Here's some basic facts that some people seem to be having trouble dealing with regarding this morning's news of a thwarted terrorist attack. If you wrote a diary or comment this morning about how bullshit these latest threats are, please print this out and tape it to your monitor.
2) Not all reporting done on terrorist attacks is produced in order to cover up something else.
3) Not all reporting about terrorism designed to keep people scared.
4) The thwarting of a major attack is genuinely newsworthy.
Complain all you want about the shitty coverage, about the twisting of the story by interested parties, about the new flying restrictions, whatever. But don't deny the facts on the ground. It makes you look like a Republican.
Furthermore, the story here is that THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR IS NOT WORKING! The thwarted attack is more proof that GWB is doing a "heck of a job" dismantling Al Qaeda. By all reports, the plot was international, well planned, and well backed. That's fucking serious. It is further proof that although the GOP talks a good game on security, they are full of shit.
It is not proof that Cheney has orchestrated an elaborate plot to steal the spotlight from Ned Lamont's victory in the Connecticut primary.