What am I missing?: The plots that were revealed on Sunday, with a dour Ridge explaining the necessity to NOW raise the terror threat and NOW disclose the details of intelligence that we've had, at least in substantial part, since 2000 or 2001. The best the gov't. can say is that some of the recon on possible targets was performed by Al Qaeda as recently as January of this year.
Nothing has been said that the intelligence showed that the attacks were likely to occur in July or August. Nothing has been shown to evidence that the terror warning now is more helpful than in February or May.
To W's credit, he didn't have this broadcast during the Democrat Convention, but maybe this was done as a ramp-up to the Republican Convention in NYC in a month's time.
You know, I hate the conspiracy theorists who say that "Bush Lied" and that Halliburton is running the country, but when you see things like this, and the apparent lack of a satisfactory explanation, you have to lose faith.