Smoke and Mirrors
It an attempt to show how important his unconstitutional domestic spying program is to the
campaign to provide jobs for incompetent Republicans
"War on Terror", the Shrubbery tells
a handpicked audience about foiling a dastardly plot to attack the "Liberty" Tower in Los Angeles.
Even the media at the gaggle
are beginning to notice that the grim fairy tales of the Shrubbery don't make sense.
The mayor of Los Angeles wants to know why the city wasn't informed of this danger.
Philippine government discovered and broke up this plot before it really got moving.
For those who are wondering, setting off a "shoe bomb" in a pressurized aircraft will probably cause sufficient damage to make it crash.
This was another dirty bomb, Brooklyn Bridge, wild-eyed plot that had zero chance of working. This is the kind of thinking you can read at a lot of the wingnut discussion threads whenever someone mentions Hillary Clinton.
While they are out rounding up the guys coming up with this foolishness they are missing the calm and capable people like Atta who can actually come up with realistic goals and the step by step plans to attain those goals. We are very fortunate that Atta was suicidal, because he knew how to get things done.
I can only hope that someone is following the people with the training and experience to actually carry a plan to its conclusion. My fear is that some of the experienced Iraqi military people will decide to join the al Qaeda movement and provide the expertise that is currently missing.
This speech was an attempt to deflect attention from the fact that these people are using the military to spy on the American people in violation of the law and Constitution. If this were just about terrorists, there would be no need for this charade.
Update: John McKay posts on this with Another Bush lie?
and in the comments the farmer covers an earlier plot in the Philippines that was probably the genesis of the plot.
The Philippine and Malaysian security forces fighting Jamal Islamia, a separate organization but associated with al Qaeda, broke up the plot and continue the battle against the organization that is responsible for the Bali bombings and unrest in the Philippines.