Well you can tell elections are getting closer when you hear of news like this:
U.S. officials believe Canadian arrests over the weekend and three recent domestic incidents in the United States are evidence the U.S. will soon be hit again by a terrorist attack. Privately, they say, they’d be surprised if it didn’t come by the end of the year, reports CBS News correspondent Jim Stewart in a CBS News exclusive.
The first of the domestic incidents, all of which drew little attention at the time, began with the holdup of a string of Torrance, Calif. gas stations last summer. Muslim converts who bonded together in prison planned to use the robberies to finance attacks on 20 Army recruiting stations.
Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton admits they stumbled on the plot during a search.
“Make no mistake about it,” Bratton said. “We dodged a bullet here — perhaps many bullets.”
Now why is it we only hear about these “foiled terror plots” during election season or when the legality of something Bush is doing is in question? Because he has to use them to his benefit. What would be interesting to hear is if these plots were foiled because of warrantless wiretaps.
Now if there is another terrorist attack in our country then we must blame the President as much as we blame the terrorists. What more can Bush shred on civil rights and liberties in the name of “protection”? Wait – don’t answer that.
If Bush needs to ignore the rule of law and spy on the citizens of the United States yet still can’t avoid terrorist attacks then we have a problem larger then we could imagine. What it means is all the law breaking Bush has done still can not protect our country and with the way he thinks it would not be surprising to follow some other attack with a declaration of martial law and turn this into the former Soviet Union where we must present papers and be home by certain times. This might seem like an extreme yet in 2001 thinking of the government wiretapping it’s citizens without a warrant also seemed like an extreme.
I believe there is a likelihood of us being attacked again and would not be shocked if it happens on Bush’s watch. If we do get attacked again it will prove with more certainty that Bush is unfit to be our commander in chief and we must look for someone who can protect our nation while preserving the liberties that made it what it once was.