Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Most Depressing Post of the Fortnight 

. . . comes from our steadfast colleague Richard Estes at American Leftist. What if it's not the tony accent that makes the stinking Brits seem 20 I.Q. points smarter?

From the Guardian (UK):
The findings will shock many at Westminster who had expected Labour to gain ground following John Reid's high-profile handling of the alleged plot against transatlantic airlines. Carried out over the past weekend, following the series of terror arrests, the poll shows voters do not believe the government is giving an honest account of the threat facing Britain. Only 20% of all voters, and 26% of Labour voters, say they think the government is telling the truth about the threat, while 21% of voters think the government has actively exaggerated the danger.
From USA Today:
The arrest of terror suspects in London has helped buoy President Bush to his highest approval rating in six months and dampen Democratic congressional prospects to their lowest in a year.
If by some vanishingly slim chance you have not yet read The Register's much-linked article on the feasibility of airborne terror plots involving binary liquid explosives, now is the time to do so.

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