It’s Called “CYA”

Someone at Homeland Security has decided that the very worst thing that can happen to the USA is that terrorists would strike and Democrats would accuse the administration of being unprepared. So we get hundreds of scary “warnings,” none based on any evidence, create daily propaganda victories for our enemies, contribute to a generalized climate of fear and insecurity (which helps Bush poll numbers), and all gradually become desensitized to government warnings.

Consider this SCARY WARNING reported by today's Wall St. Journal

Amid rising tensions over a long-anticipated al Qaeda attack to disrupt the November elections, the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau Investigation warned Florida law-enforcement officials that tomorrow's presidential debate at the University of Miami could be a terrorist target.

RUN FOR YOUR LIVES. HIDE UNDER THE BEDS. WE'RE ALL DOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED.

“At this time, DHS and the FBI have not received any information regarding a specific terrorist threat to the first 2004 presidential debate,” the agencies told Florida's homeland-security adviser and the FBI's Miami field office.

Oh, never mind.

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3 Responses to It’s Called “CYA”

  1. nigel says:

    When the reports came out that the authorities had ignored warnings prior to 9-11 you leftist told us Bush was at fault. Now people at the FBI, CIA, and Justice Dept. are try to warn the public about every little warning they get. You asked for this. Before 9-11 we kept things like this under wraps to keep from almaring the public, now they Have to put out new warnings for fear of being called asleep at the wheel again.

  2. Michael says:

    Talk about the ‘soft bigotry of low expectations’ ! I want them to use JUDGEMENT and at least aim for the right amount of warnings. Putting out warnings in the absence of evidence is silly. Ignoring CIA reports is silly. For people not named Bush there are alternatives between these two extremes.

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