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Santorum and Chertoff Hope America Gets Attacked This Year

Gavin McNett: The Right Wing has decided the only way to increase their wilting political fortunes right now is to insist that there's an imminent terrorist attack.
 
 
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This post, written by Gavin McNett, originally appeared on Sadly No!

This story is making the rounds today:

Santorum Suggest New Terror Attacks Will Change View Of War

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Santorum went on to clearly imply that terror attacks will occur inside America which will alter the body politic and lead to a reversal of the anti-war sentiment now dominating the country.

"Between now and November, a lot of things are going to happen, and I believe that by this time next year, the American public's going to have a very different view of this war, and it will be because, I think, of some unfortunate events, that like we're seeing unfold in the UK. But I think the American public's going to have a very different view," said the former senator from Pennsylvania.

That would really rescue the Republican Party's fortunes, wouldn't it? A little boomity-boom between here and November, and America will be terrified back into voting for conservative bunco artists like Rick Santorum.

One finds it hard not to wonder what Rick might know that a grand jury might later find interesting. Because here are 'unnamed officials' and Michael Chertoff plowing the same turf:

White House calls meeting on al Qaeda threat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has called an urgent multi-agency meeting for Thursday to discuss a potential new al Qaeda threat on U.S. soil, ABC News reported on Tuesday.

Top intelligence and law enforcement officials have been told to meet in the White House Situation Room to report on steps to minimize or counter the threat and what steps are being taken to tighten security at government buildings, ABC said.

The meeting would be one of a number that have been convened in light of new intelligence and information learned from the recent failed car bomb attempts in London, ABC reported, citing a senior U.S. administration official.

Is it that home-grown terrorists are usually total chumps? Incapable of building a car bomb and liable to resort to a desperate Plan B, such as crashing their car into a wall and setting themselves on fire? Because we knew that already . Eek-terror-plot. Eek-terror-plot. Eek-terror-plot. Eek-terror-plot. With enemies like these, who needs Mr. Bean?

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