July 07, 2006

Another day, another terror plot.

I see from reading today's NY Times that the plot du jure jour is an alleged scheme to bomb the transportation system in New York and New Jersey, including the Holland Tunnel. This, of course, comes only a few weeks after the feds arrested the Keystone Cops plotters in Florida, who were supposedly going to bomb the Sears Tower.

Given Dubya's low approval ratings and his administration's past record of using government power for partisan ends, it's pretty obvious (to this magpie, at least) that these 'plots' have more to do with need to prevent the Democraticfrom gaining control of one or both houses of Congress in the fall elections than they do with any real threats to public safety. You can bet that we're going to see a bunch more terrorist plots 'exposed' between now and November 6.

Posted by Magpie at July 7, 2006 01:03 PM | US News | Technorati links |

You probably know this, and it's probably a typo, but:

du jour -- French for "of the day"

de jure -- theoretically legal, as in de facto -vs- de jure

Posted by: Scorpio at July 11, 2006 09:04 AM

thanks scorpio, I'm going back through and catching our more interesting mistakes.

Posted by: Mary at July 14, 2006 12:13 AM