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Monday, March 15, 2004
The National (Security) Is Political
(Via Pandagon) I knew that the Bush administration was politicizing the War on Terror--but I didn't realize to this extent:

"Administration sources tell TIME that employees at the Department of Homeland Security have been asked to keep their eyes open for opportunities to pose the President in settings that might highlight the Administration's efforts to make the nation safer. The goal, they are being told, is to provide Bush with one homeland-security photo-op a month."

So the entire staff of the Department of Homeland Security has now been pulled into George W. Bush's re-election campaign. Last time I checked that was illegal--hell, it's illegal for the President to make fundraising calls on a White House telephone. And aren't these guys supposed to be busy protecting us from terrorism?

Two months from now:
"Unidentified sources at the Department of Homeland Security tell ABCNews that they were interrupted during their analysis of the now-known Al-Qaeda member Jamal Turner's bank statements in order for President Bush to sit at the analysis desks for a photo-op. Two weeks later, Turner attempted to blow up a bank in Houston but was stopped by a suspicious security guard."

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