It Could Just Be Hype
by James Glaser
Remember the mushroom shaped clouds and the weapons of mass destruction that George Bush and the White House foisted on America to get us worked up about attacking Iraq? I don't know, but George and his boys might be trying the same thing now with talk of new al Qaeda attacks on our country.
Just a day before the President's State of the Union Speech, ABC News comes out with a story about new attacks on our soil. Here is how it goes, "Lt.Gen. Michael D. Maples, head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, recently testified that documents captured by coalition forces during a raid of a safe house believed to house Iraqi members of al Qaeda six months ago revealed [AQI] was planning terrorist operations in the U.S."
First off, I have to wonder about the timing. They claim some 'coalition' force found these papers six months ago, but now all of a sudden they become news, the day before the President is going to make a big push for more troops in Iraq. Do any of you remember the "yellow cake" papers found by some Italian intelligence agency? This smells about the same.
George Bush has called "Wolf" so often, if something was true, we might not believe it because of all of his past lies.
Of course if I were an insurgent in Iraq, I would be doing everything I could to take the fight to American soil. It sure wouldn't take much to panic the American public. A few car bombs or road side bombs would do the trick. The terrorists know that all they have to do to get here, is first get into Mexico and then walk across our southern border. They need a few swarthy looking Arabs, who look kind of Mexican anyway, teach them a few Spanish words, and they are in like Flynn.
So, this story could be the real thing, or it could be a hype to back up the President's plan to send more troops to Iraq. Most Americans are remembering the old saying, "Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me."
Tonight, when George Bush gives his speech, millions and millions of Americans will be saying, "I'm not buying it." George has played with the truth for too long, and now when a report comes out like this one, people are skeptical. The President's lack of honesty has made our country way less secure.
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