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June 29, 2007

Larry Johnson: Yesterday and Today

Yesterday:

"Judging from news reports and the portrayal of villains in our popular entertainment, Americans are bedeviled by fantasies about terrorism. They seem to believe that terrorism is the greatest threat to the United States and that it is becoming more widespread and lethal. They are likely to think that the United States is the most popular target of terrorists. And they almost certainly have the impression that extremist Islamic groups cause most terrorism.

"None of these beliefs are based in fact. ... While terrorism is not vanquished, in a world where thousands of nuclear warheads are still aimed across the continents, terrorism is not the biggest security challenge confronting the United States, and it should not be portrayed that way."

--Larry C. Johnson, "The Declining Terrorist Threat," New York Times, July 10, 2001. Johnson, a former CIA officer, was deputy director of the U.S. State Department's Office of Counterterrorism from 1989 to 1993.

Today. I'd swipe that post, but I can't in good conscience. You'll just have to click.

I was wondering how Keith "I Question the Timing of These Fictitious Terrorist Alerts" Olbermann would avoid covering the story. Well, he's not avoiding it. Larry C. Johnson, terrorism denier, announces:

I will be on Countdown with Keith Olbermann tonight, probably in the fourth segment.

Thanks to Instapundit.

Ohhh... Remember, this is 1) a former CIA agent and 2) a guy making a living out of bashing Bush for his not taking terrorist threats seriously before 9/11.

"Americans are bedeviled by fantasies about terrorism. They seem to believe that terrorism is the greatest threat to the United States and that it is becoming more widespread and lethal. They are likely to think that the United States is the most popular target of terrorists. And they almost certainly have the impression that extremist Islamic groups cause most terrorism.

"None of these beliefs are based in fact."

Maybe he just read your fucking memo, Larry.

I can call you Larry, right?

No?

How about Mr. Hyperpartisan Silly Bitch? How's that work for ya?

Are you blaming Bush, Larry? Isn't that really just blaming yourself?

When you come to grips with your own complicity for 9/11, maybe you'll be able to let some of this seething hatred go.

This one-man brain-trust was a CIA agent before 9/11? And yet Al Qaeda was able to hit us nevertheless? Huh. What a fucking shock.



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