Thursday, July 08, 2004

An early autumn

Looks like Bush/Cheney want their October surprise to come in July. The Pakistanis are being pushed to produce some captured al Quaeda leaders, preferably on the 26th, 27th, or 28th of July - timed to disrupt media coverage of the Democratic National Convention. In an article - July Surprise? - in The New Republic, John Judis, Spencer Ackerman, and Massoud Ansari document the pressure placed on Pakistan's security people to come up with conveniently timed "High Value" prisoners.

I guess the Publicans learned this technique from their great hero, Ronald Reagan, who made the same sort of deal with Iran in 1980. It worked then. Let's hope they don't get away with such sickening manipulation this time.

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