Fresh Paint
Monday, June 14, 2004
Goodbye , Columbus?
Somali Native Charged With Plotting to Blow Up Mall in Swing State:
A Somali native living in Ohio has been charged with plotting with other al Qaeda operatives to blow up a Columbus-area shopping mall, according to an indictment unsealed Monday.
Yes, tasteless as ever, and wondering how hard they tortured the guy so that they had enough to indict him. Keep thinking they decided they finally had to dump this on us because not even a week of corpse-hugging helped Dub one inch in the polls.

And since the companion story is that they underestimated the number of terrorist incidents last year (i.e., Bush is not "good on terror" as conventional wisdom claims), and Powell sez
'It's not a political judgment that said, "Let's see if we can cook the books." We can't get away with that now.'
they need to uncover every terrorist plot they can, especially in swing states, just to prove they can indeed find their butt with two hands.

Keep wondering what other things they're sitting on. If I were Ohio, however, I'd feel a bit miffed that Tom Ridge, Mr. Homeland Security himself, didn't make this announcement.

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