Skip to comments.From the White House, a nightmare scenario (Election related terrorism)
Posted on 05/17/2004 2:52:40 PM PDT by Nexus
From the White House, a nightmare scenario
White House officials say they've got a "working premise" about terrorism and the presidential election: It's going to happen. "We assume," says a top administration official, "an attack will happen leading up to the election." And, he added, "it will happen here." There are two worst-case scenarios, the official says.
The first posits an attack on Washington, possibly the Capitol, which was believed to be the target of the 9/11 jet that crashed in Pennsylvania.
Theory 2: smaller but more frequent attacks in Washington and other major cities leading up to the election.
To prepare, the administration has been holding secret antiterrorism drills to make sure top officials know what to do. "There was a sense," says one official involved in the drills, "of mass confusion on 9/11. Now we have a sense of order." Unclear is the political impact, though most Bushies think the nation would rally around the president. "I can tell you one thing," adds the official sternly, "we won't be like Spain," which tossed its government days after the Madrid train bombings.
Theory 2 is the most dangerous in terms of Bush's reelection.
Don't forget more domestic threats as well. There's an ugliness on the Left of late, with calls for physical violence becoming so common as to pass unnoticed.
AMEN to that!
I'd have to agree (unfortunately).
I don't think J.Q. Public can't take daily/weekly attacks on shopping malls, sporting events, and what-not for very long. I can hear the libs screaming now (Crisis, Bush's fault, what did he know and when...,), and they won't wait a few months like they did after 9/11.
Double Standard: Member for four days.
Poop for brains: Entire lifetime.
Are you INSANE?
An attack would not help Bush at all, moron!
Perhaps a simple case of 'projection'?
that is, you wouldn't weep too bitterly if an attack cost bush the election, and would blame it on bush's incompetence.
So, if we are not attacked, it's because Bush didn't think he needed the extra votes and sympathy. But if we ARE attacked, then Bush is incompetent and/or evil, depending on your needs at the moment.
Unafathomably stupid evil
I don't think J.Q. Public CAN Take (need coffee)
Bush will win, this year, and we'll gain a few seats in the Senate - but not enough to end a filibuster. So 2005 and 2006 the left will be even more obstructionist than they are now.
So we'll pick up a couple more Senate seats in 2006, and in 2007, when the GOP has the votes to pass cloture on a filibuster, and finally starts to confirm some decent judges, then we'll see the left resort to open violence.
The 2008 presidential campaign will be accompanied by far more violence than was that of 1968.
And its then that we will see whether the US will continue as a civil society, or if the American Experiment is over.
Best to take precautions against the election time terrorism by Democrats:
voting by the dead
voting by illegals
Thanks for removing that moderator.
I was going to tell them that they weren't even worthy of
BUSH AND HIS ADMINISTRATION I TRUST WILL ALWAYS DO WHAT
EVER IS NECESSARY TO PROTECT THIS COUNTRY.
Whether it's in a few moths from now, or four years out, the point is: the LEFT is returning to its bomb-tossing roots.
Perhaps my tone was a little much, but I'd bet money nothing approaching coherence will ooze from that fool's mouth.
besides, calling a spade a spade never hurts.
And the dimocRATS will dance in the streets when either happens!
You got that right! I am more concerned about the Democrats.
From David Frums Diary, NOV. 19, 2002: GORE SPEAKS. The words are by Karenna Gore.
Ms Gore is talking about her father's comments. "We have to do what's best for the country, and it is not good for the country to have this kind of divisiveness. And he was on the phone, really calling off the dogs. There were people who wanted to fan the ... the flames of the racial issue and have real unrest. And he was on the phone asking them not to, because of what was best for the country not because of what was best for him politically. And that's really who he is. [end excerpt]
Will there be someone in the Party to stop it this time?
Yes, but the action won't be getting rid of Bush it will be over-whelming demand that Mecca and Medina be nuked.
Why do I have such a hard time believing this came from algore's mouth?
The man who prolonged the election of 2000 for over a month?
The man whose rants on the environment are confused with the writings of the Unabomber?
The man who screamed about Bush betraying the country?
That algore? The alphamale? Nope. Don't believe a word of it.
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