British authorities' arrest Thursday of two dozen suspects in what they called a terrorist plot to destroy [up] to 10 planes on their way to the United States created huge disruptions at airports as officials scrambled to implement new security measures.Not to toot my own horn, but this passage reminds me of something:
British officials say terrorists aimed to simultaneously blow up 10 aircraft heading to the U.S. using explosives smuggled in hand luggage. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the terrorists planned to use liquid explosives disguised as beverages and other common products and set them off with detonators disguised as electronic devices.Oh, what the heck: Toot!
On the same subject, we have yet more proof that getting Joe Lieberman out of the party is a good thing:
"If we just pick up like Ned Lamont wants us to do, get out by a date certain, it will be taken as a tremendous victory by the same people who wanted to blow up these planes in this plot hatched in England," Mr. Lieberman said at a campaign event at lunchtime in Waterbury, Conn. "It will strengthen them and they will strike again."That is exactly the sort of thing you are not allowed to say as a self-described "loyal Democrat." This time, he's not only smearing Democrats in general, but 60% of the American people who believe that withdrawal from Iraq is the best strategy going forward. As nice a guy as I'm sure he is personally, I know him only through statements like that one. Good riddance to foul, reality-divorced rubbish.