When Rove starts talking about surprises, it might be time to invest in Haliburton or Boeing.
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Presidential advisor Karl Rove has been touting his “October surprise,” aimed at keeping Republicans in office. While ove will most certainly exploit the fear factor, the question remains if we’ll let ourselves be fooled — yet again.
It’s worth remembering that only five years ago, the US was reeling under anthrax attacks which killed five people and ground postal services to a halt. It’s also worth noting what happened next.
Even though the Bush administration soon realized that the anthrax source was domestic, Vice President Dick Cheney played the war card in claiming Osama bin Laden’s terrorist training manuals teach “how to deploy these kinds of substances.” While Congress admirably resisted adopting the odious Patriot Act in the weeks following 9/11, both chambers quickly caved when two Democratic senators’ offices were subsequently targeted with anthrax-laced letters. Coincidentally, Congress also resisted renewing the Patriot Act in February 2006, but after a nerve agent scare on Capitol Hill led to the quarantine of 200 people, it caved once again.