Is old news a surprise?

As so many are puzzled over why explosives missing in Iraq since April of 2003 would be big news right now, I thought I'd hazard a guess.

Because there's most likely going to be a big explosion, not here, but in Iraq.

BAGHDAD Leaders and supporters of the anti-U.S. insurgency say their attacks in recent weeks have a clear objective: The greater the violence, the greater the chances that President Bush will be defeated on Tuesday and the Americans will go home.

"If the U.S. Army suffered numerous humiliating losses, [Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John] Kerry would emerge as the superman of the American people," said Mohammad Amin Bashar, a leader of the Muslim Scholars Association, a hard-line clerical group that vocally supports the resistance.

While that article is talking about the offensive generally, I think there might be something more specific coming -- maybe this weekend.

Something big. Something for an American audience. Something maybe like this?


There may be leaked intel, or they may just be hoping.....

I'm just speculating, and I hope I'm wrong, naturally.

(Others hope I'm right, naturally.)

posted by Eric on 10.27.04 at 05:07 AM


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Bush did not get Bin Laden
Bush did not bring freedom and peace to Iraq
Bush did not unite America
Bush did not create new jobs
Bush did not make Government smaller
Bush did not generate any allies: Look at the countries providing troops in Afghanistan (German soldiers die there) and Iraq.

Bush is a failure.

Kennedy was not

simple as that.

Sam Miller   ·  October 27, 2004 5:51 AM

Simply put.

Eric Scheie   ·  October 27, 2004 7:10 AM

What has Kennedy got to do with anything? And what do you call the Bay of Pigs? Or his role in the Vietnam War (he was the first to send military personel)?

Kennedy is a hero, like so many heros, because he died young.

Dennis   ·  October 27, 2004 9:47 AM

Bin Laden is probably dead, either way he is out of the picture (Kerry seems to think that OBL should be the main focus of the WoT)

A dictator is gone from Iraq and its people will set the course from their own future (why do people think that changing a country totally around would only take a few months?)

Hate-blinded people divided America (Kerry feeds the divide every day)

Bush helped stave off a massive recession after the biggest attack on American soil and the bursting of the dot-com bubble (what did Kerry do as a senator during this time?)

Bush helped make the Department of Homeland Security, not a good time to reduce the size during a time of war (Kerry is going to ruin our country with socialized medicine, now THAT is big government)

The "no coalition" mantra is a farce, who else could even provide troops? (Kerry knows that he can't add anyone either)

Bush did a fine job unless you listen to the anti-Bush crowd (Kerry sounds like an anti-Rush where everything the other side does is wrong)

What does Kennedy have to do with anything?

Simple as that...

Guy from Ohio   ·  October 27, 2004 2:09 PM

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