Wednesday, August 16, 2006

BOO! Did I scare you?

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, in Pittsburgh to address the World Affairs Council, recalled memories of Sep. 11 while referring ominously to a stateless enemy hidden in American towns.

"The most dramatic change," said Gonzales, "is the nature of the enemy our country today faces -- a stateless enemy sometimes hidden and nurtured here in our neighborhoods, taking advantage of the very laws they mock with their killing and destruction, as a shield from detection and prosecution."

Gonzales, further emphasizing the perceived domestic danger, stated, "The threat of homegrown terrorist cells may be as dangerous as groups like al Qaeda, if not more so.


evil dwarf
REUTERS/Jim Young

This sinister, blatantly manipulative little prick makes me almost nostalgic for Ashcroft's embarrassing caterwauling about soaring eagles and demurely draped statues.

full text of speech here.