Thursday, August 10, 2006

Threat Level: Red

Yep, anyone should have seen this one coming. Lamont beats Lieberman in the primaries and the bullshit machine kicks into overdrive.

From the NewYork Times:

Republicans began a concerted effort to use Mr. Lieberman’s defeat to portray Democrats as weak on national defense, reprising a theme that they made central to the last two national campaigns.

The attacks came in searing remarks from, among others, Ken Mehlman, the chairman of the Republican National Committee and Vice President Dick Cheney, who went so far as to suggest that the ouster of Mr. Lieberman might encourage “al Qaeda types.”

Well, apparently it did.. immediately.

The United States issued its highest terrorism alert for commercial flights from Britain and raised security on all domestic and international flights after a major terror plot was foiled in London. The Bush administration said the scheme was "suggestive of an al-Qaida plot."

The U.S. government banned all liquids and gels from flights, including toothpaste, shampoo, makeup, suntan lotion. (if you want to masturbate on a flight to relieve stress I guess you'll just have to use the dry method.)

Ironically, it was 7 years ago to this day that terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

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