Lefty blogger John Aravosis notes that President Bush has declared a Code Red Terror Alert for flights from Britain, and concludes that the motivating factor was Joe Lieberman’s loss in the Connecticut primary. Not the fact that Britain just broke a terror plot to blow ten planes out of the sky, or the fact that five suspects remain at large. No, it was Joe Lieberman’s loss in the Connecticut primary. (Via Pejman.)
If only Democrats took the fight against terrorism as seriously as the fight against Republicans.
UPDATE: And: if only journalists treated our enemies with the same hostility and skepticism that they treat Bush.
UPDATE x2: In comments, Allah notes that Hamsher [UPDATE: actually Christy Hardin Smith at Hamsher’s blog] has said the same thing:
See we’ve had a foiled terrorist plot overnight in Britain. Glad Scotland Yard was on the case…and what a coincidence it was foiled just as Lieberbush lost the election. Thank goodness for good police work.
UPDATE x3: More Hamsher [UPDATE: “Pachacutec” at Hamsher’s blog], via Ace:
The national security issue boogeyman is dead, dead, dead.
Or is that potential terrorist victims? Well, whatever.
UPDATE x4: Meanwhile, don’t forget about the Dearborn terror arrests — which involve people who, as Power Line reminds us, had “$11,000 in cash, flight manifests, information on airport security checkpoints and 12 tracphones.”
UPDATE x5: Or the 11 Egyptian students who all failed to show up to Montana State University.
Granted, there may be nothing to this story — but we shouldn’t be too quick to simply assume it, in light of current events.
UPDATE x6: Two of the quotes above were incorrectly attributed to Hamsher; in fact, they came from other posters on her blog. Thanks to DWilkers for the correction.