Nabbing a few poor Black people from the projects who surprisingly aren’t fond of the government wasn’t scary enough. Neither was foiling a boneheaded plot to flood Manhattan by bombing the Holland Tunnel – a scheme that didn’t take into account the fact that New York is above the water level (you never know when water’s going to decide to flow up though, so thank God Homeland Security was on the ball on that one). No, the latest election-year scare has been ratcheted up severeal notches on the Rove scale.
If they’ve already pulled an international large-scale plot out of their hat in August, they’re going to have to top themselves in coming months. Expect American and British intelligence to thwart an attack on Disneyland by aliens from the rings of Saturn around, oh I don’t know, late October.
Still, this could all be real, of course. Even the boy who cried wolf was eventually eaten.
**UPDATE: Surprisingly, the White House is seeking to capitalize on the alleged plot.
“I’d rather be talking about this than all of the other things that Congress hasn’t done well,” one Republican congressional aide told AFP on condition of anonymity because of possible reprisals.
“Weeks before September 11th, this is going to play big,” said another White House official, who also spoke on condition of not being named, adding that some Democratic candidates won’t “look as appealing” under the circumstances.