Once again throwing subtlety, let alone objective reporting, out the window, here is what is printed on the current cover of ‘Newsweek’ magazine:
A Plot Against Airlines
Bin Laden At Large
Iraq In Flames
Five Years After 9/11, Are We Any Safer?”
Point by point, then –
The plot against airlines was foiled, which even ’Newsweek’ admits.
Bin Laden is hiding from every known responsible government and has done little but release whiny tapes, which hardly matches the ominous tone ’Newsweek’ is trying to sell. Shewt, right now Cindy Sheehan is a greater threat to the United States than Osama bin Loser.
Iraq is not in flames. The Iraqi government is fairly stable, especially by Middle East standards, and the Iraqi police and army are gaining ground across the nation. The few remaining terrorist strongholds hardly justify the breathless falsehood portrayed by ’Newsweek’, no matter how hard they try.
The common sense answer is also the obvious one – a number of plots have been devised since the 9/11 attacks, some publicized and some kept quiet, but nothing has been successfully carried out here since 9/11. As hard as ’Newsweek’ and other lying media try to pretend otherwise, President Bush and the Department of Homeland Security have actually done a pretty good job on meeting their National Security responsibilities. That ’Newsweek’ keeps trying to make this story into a scare and an attack on the Administration, instead of cheering an obvious victory against a particularly nasty plot, effectively proves where their allegiance lies.