Yesterday I was having a discussion with friends about the recent ‘uncovered’ terrorist plans on airlines between Britan and the US. Some of my friends cancelled their travel plans either because of the heightened security risks, or because their family would freak out if they flew right now. Others planned to go one with their trips as planned– or just returned from a trip telling stories of the lengthy wait at the airport.
Everyone there had a different opinion on the situation, but most of them were just bummed that they couldn’t take their eye cream or lotions on board with them. Doesn’t matter to me… I always check that crap anyway.
But then I said, “You know, this is all just a ploy to convince everyone to vote Republican in the upcoming elections … it probably never really happened anyway.”
Boy you should have seen the fire brew up. “What do you mean? That we planned all of this ourselves? It’s just like all this talk about the 9/11 Conspiracy.” And various other comments.
I stand by my comment. The timing is sickeningly perfect. After practically forgetting about it for months, we raise that terror level to RED for the first time ever. Everyone’s on alert. “We’re still at war,” says Bush. Vote Republican!
I sure hope more people can see through this pure attempt at spin, because I sure can. The tail is wagging the dog yet again.