Sunday, July 11, 2004

“July Surprise”: Osama to be dragged from spider hole during Democratic convention 

The Bushies are pushing Pakistan to roll out bin Laden, Al Zawahiri, Mullah Omar or other high-value targets (HVTs) in time to give Bush his election war-bump.

Specifically, an official with Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Agency tells The New Republic that a White House aide told the ISI’s director that "it would be best if the arrest or killing of [any] HVT were announced on twenty-six, twenty-seven, or twenty-eight July" -- in other words, the first three days of the Democratic National Convention in Boston.

The only thing I don’t get is calling this a “surprise.” Would anyone really be “surprised” if the Boston convention were ripped from the headlines by a big terrism story?


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