Friday, October 08, 2004


Josh Marshal has more on the "threat to schools" story from yesterday. As in past instances of exclamatory lupine identification (crying wolf), the facts quickly begin to call into question the reason for the alert:

  1. The disks that showed floor plans for U.S. schools was found with a alleged insurgent captured way back in July, yet the report of the threat is only being made now.
  2. It is not clear whether the alleged insurgent actually does have any ties to terrorism, but he does have connections to civic groups planning new schools in Iraq, thus giving a benign explanation for his having the floor plans.
  3. Interestingly enough, the floor plans are for schools primarily in swing states.



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