Monday, August 14, 2006

"I am shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!"

Ranking right up there with the "Liquids on a Plane" poster parody in obviousness is this assertion by British officials that American officials jumped the gun by releasing info on the recently "foiled" (hey, at least we can agree on the verbage) terrorist plot for...wait for it...political reasons.

It is understood that Britain asked the US to avoid making any such assertion, but diplomats believe that the request was ignored by Michael Chertoff, the Homeland Security chief. There is suspicion that the speed with which the US linked al-Qaeda to the plot was motivated by political considerations because, before the November mid-term Congressional elections, Republicans are keen to stem voter anger against the Iraq war by focusing on national security.

Even when the "security" part of it is due to police and intelligence work done by another country, it seems.

(via Le Show)


GETkristiLOVE said...

"Are you sure this place is honest?"

"As honest as the day is long!"

vikkitikkitavi said...

Your winnings, sir.