Topic: "Guts of August" (3)
The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Insecurity who, if dear reader will forgive the derogatory nature of a physical reference, looks like "Walking Death," reflected upon his "gut" feeling that a terrorist strike is imminent. Frodo, who would look terribly out of place dressed in black and carrying a scythe, has not been able to shake the fact that the Month of August stares in the face of Middle Earth, and that it portends all sorts of danger signals. It is the four-week period of time predating the issuance of the "Petraeus Report," that begins to bear a historical reference akin to the "Zimmerman Note" or the "Dreyfus Affair." Merely listing the variables is illustrative.
The Incomparable Moron entered office with the predisposed notion that he could retreat to "the ranch" in Crawford, and stay for the entire month of August. After all, that was what he always did when he could "cut brush" and do other "hard work," while his superior staff carried out his plan.
The Congress of the United States traditionally fails to convene so that the Members can return to their home districts, go on junkets, campaign, raise money, spend time with their families, or "cut brush" and do other "hard work."
The Iraqi Parliament, modeled after their American cousins, also intends to shut down for the month of August. Temperatures are expected to reach a sizzling level somewhere in the neighborhood of ten degrees cooler than either Phoenix or Las Vegas. Afraid that their purple thumbs might run, the Shiites need a cooler location, perhaps in Syria or Iran, in which to plot their "stragedy" for the pending departure of all those who need to "cut brush," or do other "hard work."
It was during the month of August, 2001, that the Bush Administration, while the Incomparable Moron was on vacation, failed to note the significance of any of the National Intelligence Estimates which were issued.
It was in August, 1914, when sectarian violence culminated in the conflagrations which united to become the First World War.
Frodo could go on too long for the attention span fostered by Internet blogging, but the point is made. Chertoff, like a blind man, throwing enough rocks, will sooner or later hit an elephant with one.
Frodo thinks it wise to raise the threat level beyond pink (beware of gay marriage), and to recognize that if the "enemy" really wanted to do some damage, then just prior to the "Petraeus Report" would be prime time. If Frodo were Osama bin Laden, he'd like nothing better than to convince even the 29% that the Administration had no clue at all. What then, would be "Plan C?" Sauron will reap what he has sown.