I had trouble sleeping Saturday night because of a CNN story
suggesting that "increased level of chatter and activity" indicated that "another al Qaeda terrorist operation could be in the works." The "warnings" have been coming ever since: Cheney said Sunday that future attacks were "almost a certainty"
and FBI director Robert Mueller stated "we will not be able to stop it"
, with Ridge
spinning similar tales today. Is there a new threat? Ridge hasn't changed the nation's security alert from "yellow," and
AP reported today
that "a top White House aide said last week's criticism prompted a two-pronged political response: Bush accused Democrats of playing politics with the issue as his advisers reminded voters that America is still a target