Skip to comments.October Surprise? NYT DEVELOPING EXCLUSIVE FRONT PAGE STORY ON TERRORISTS AND EXPLOSIVES
Posted on 10/24/2004 5:55:31 PM PDT by spacejunkie
NYT DEVELOPING EXCLUSIVE FRONT PAGE STORY ON TERRORISTS AND EXPLOSIVES. EDITOR HAS SET LEAD POSITION FOR STORY, NEWSROOM SOURCES TELL DRUDGE... DEVELOPING...
Looks like this story
what in the world does this mean? I cant understand it...
So the nuclear quality high explosives story true? Ruh-roe raggy, I think Kerry is going to be sad very sad.
I'll wait. Looks like Drudge's usual Sunday hype for his radio show.
>>>what in the world does this mean? I cant understand it...
It means Drudge is teasing his Radio Program...
Hhhmmmmm...ok...will stay tuned.
Doesn't "it" seem as though we're all in suspended animation, somehow? Been waiting for the other shoe to drop for over a year...
Something else we won't even hear about tomorrow...I'd say that's about it.
why kerry sad, looks like Bush bash to me. Much like the December memo. team kerry going to release this stuff for quite awhile over next few days.
If it's in the times, it's going to hurt Bush. No way they'd do a front page story to hurt Kerry.
Well, they have to come up with something. We were promised a "surprise" by the Dems and the month almost gone.
you always help me out :)
good grief!!...that sounds bad, not good for us
This is a hit piece on Bush. And we thought tomorrow's big story was going to be hurting Kerry.
He better start talking or I'm turning off his radio show.
from the source quoted this looks like an old story that has been given legs....
On the contrary, the NYT is going to use it as evidence of the Bush Administration's mishandling of the war.
it's about 350 tons of explosives looted from some arms dump in Iraq. It's going to blame the Administration for leaving it "unprotected" in the early days after the war.
Well if something bad does happen, some people talking about an "October surprise" are going to have some explaining to do.
Bad for Bush? Yeah, but considering what's been tossed against the wall in this election, this is chicken feed.
pretty clear. In the early days, they stole this stuff and we didn't want it out. And they are blowing things up with it. Does this stuff count as WMD?
This is such a hatchet job against Bush. Just like the Casper Weinberger non-story that was drudged up in the days before the '92 election, this is is old news that is being trumpeted as front page just to harm Bush. Despicable.
You mean from the WMD the Times said weren't there?
Mmmm.... So someone looted explosives along with a lot of weapons in the mayhem that followed the fall of Saddams regime. Isn't this old news? If this was about someone looting WMD's it would be more interesting.
Bush bashing? So nuclear grade explosives hurts Bush? Dont see it.
I posted this a little while ago and the thread was pulled. I don't know why.
This is like the foot on the throat comment that Drudge was breathlessly humping the other day thay died in like 2 seconds
It's the NYT's Director of Circulation calling Drudge in order to sell Monday's newspaper.
Eh. Let 'em give it their best. :-D
Yes, this is bad for Bush. This combined with the newly found "prison abuse diary" will take away some precious votes.
You mean from the WMDs the Times said weren't there?
I couldn't have said it better myself, that is exactly how I feel. I am always pessimistic whenever NYT does any story, they hate Bush. Sigh, I will try and get some sleep and not listen to Drudge. Whenever I listen to him I am up until 2 am.
"On the contrary, the NYT is going to use it as evidence of the Bush Administration's mishandling of the war."
I'm afraid you're correct on this one. They will spin it to bash GW.
This is NOT the Monday morning Kerry story. The blogs are now saying that it will run on page one of the WAPO. If it's there, however, I can't imagine it hurting Kerry...unless the WAPO staff have lost their kneepads.
Folks, the sky is not falling. We should step back before we believe that we are doomed by some story in the NYT.
Its about 8:00, Sunday night, breaking news developing...must be almost time for Drudge.
If it is from the Talking Points Memo, the author quotes the following from Chris Nelson (and yes, "Al Qa Qaa" is what is found on the website).
"Despite pressure from DOD to keep it quiet, the IAEA and the Iraqi Interim Government this month officially reported that 350-tons of dual-use, very high explosives were looted from a previously secure site in the early days of the US occupation in 2003.
Administration officials privately admit this material is likely a primary source of the lethal car bomb attacks which cause so many US and Iraqi casualties. In the first presidential candidate debate, on foreign policy, Democratic nominee John Kerry charged that captured munitions and weapons were being turned against Coalition Forces, with US troops suffering 90% of the casualties. But the specifics of the losses from the Al Qa Qaa bunker and building complex, only now being reported, were apparently unknown outside of DOD and the US occupation authorities.
The Bush Administration barred the IAEA from any participation in the Iraq invasion and occupation process, and blocked IAEA requests to help in the search for WMD and other dangerous materials.
Kerry kept trying to beat this drum during the debate. It is not new news so I think they are going to have to hit it hard and have some new hook to make it stick.
This story has been out for a while; the stuff was evidently professionally removed, probably by us, and I think the UN has been trying to force the US to admit that we were the ones who removed it. Claiming that terrorists have it and are running wild with it is a way of putting pressure on us, I believe, something that the Times would be very happy to have a hand in.
I think not.
Non-story... Drudge hyping his radio show to get listeners.
And here is why. Remember I love you. :-)
No, I don't think so. Besides, only the NYT could hold the Bush administration responible for not securing munitions that the UN inspectors said were not there.
Exactly. Furthermore, this will be given as the reason why 1,000 US soldiers have been killed - It will be trumped high and low as proof positive of why America needs a new Commander -in-Chief.
Because you didn't give us any meat. You had a link with a question as a title. Ya gotta give us more than that.
"I posted this a little while ago and the thread was pulled. I don't know why."
Not sure either, but Josh Marshall is almost never right about anything and is pretty much, IMHO, a left-wing loon.
could we all please stop asking "october surprise?" about every little story that fails to materialize?