Keith Olbermann had a fantastic segment the other night, a retrospective of all the times the Bush administration has raised the terror alert level or revealed a supposed terrorist plot.
Shockingly, these incidents of fear-mongering always seem to be false alarms and, in a stunning coincidence, always seem to occur right when the administration wants to distract the public from bad news in the media. Unless you're in the zombie base that still thinks Bush is doing a heckuva job, the idea that he's politicized homeland security is certainly nothing new. But seeing all the incidents linked together is pretty amazing.
Crooks & Liars has the clip. Definitely worth the look.