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What plot?

President Bush revealed details of a plot to bring down a building on the west coast shortly after the September 11th attacks.
We now know that in October 2001, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the September the 11th attacks, had already set in motion a plan to have terrorist operatives hijack an airplane using shoe bombs to breach the cockpit door and fly the plane into the tallest building on the West Coast.

We believe the intended target was Liberty Tower [sic] in Los Angeles, California. (snip)

Their plot was derailed in early 2002, when a Southeast Asian nation arrested a key Al Qaida operative.

Too bad no one bothered to tell the Mayor of Los Angeles.

Associated Press:
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Thursday he was blindsided by President Bush's announcement of new details on a purported 2002 hijacking plot aimed at a downtown skyscraper, and described communication with the White House as "nonexistent."

"I'm amazed that the president would make this (announcement) on national TV and not inform us of these details through the appropriate channels," the mayor said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I don't expect a call from the president — but somebody."

We all know what yet another timely announcement of yet another foiled terrorist plot means: Propaganda time! Bush hoped to use the publicity of this 'revelation' to bolster his defense for authorizing warrantless wiretapping. Doesn't hurt that it also helps draw attention away from the fact that it would seem his pal Cheney authorized the leaking of classified information.

Keith Olbermann over at Countdown weighed in on the revelation, the timing of it, Bush’s slip of the tongue with the name of the building, and even the Orwellian overtones. Crooks and Liars has the video.

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