The latest extremely non-political terror alerts "puzzle" experts
The terror alerts are like a drug for Bush, aren't they? He turns to them whenever He's in trouble, and they give Him a pop, but soon the effect wears off... And the drugs must be getting weaker, or something... They just don't work like they did, back in the day... WaPo:
List of Foiled Plots Puzzling to Some
Intelligence officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the White House overstated the gravity of the plots by saying that they had been foiled, when most were far from ready to be executed. Others noted that the nation's color-coded threat index was not raised from yellow, or "elevated" risk of attack, to orange, or "high" risk, for most of the time covered by the incidents on the list.
The president made it "sound like well-hatched plans," said a former CIA official involved in counterterrorism during that period. "I don't think they fall into that category."
Puzzling to "some," I think. Maybe not to everybody...
NOTE That I'm not saying that some of the plots aren't real; I'm saying that Bush has so politicized FUBARed the process, we can't tell what's real and what's not.