It is reported—note the careful phrasing—that al-Qaida has taken credit for the blackout.
I’m sure. Like, if they could do that, why didn’t they do it before? And if they wanted credit for this supposed terrorist act, why didn’t they do it at a time when it wouldn’t look just like a summer blackout?
Answer: Because they didn’t do it. Because it was in fact a blackout. We’ve had them before. This one was worse. Deregulation is to blame. Don’t be distracted by a third-rate fairy tale about Arab terrorists.
Unless of course they come up with proof. I’m patient.
Not that I expect any proof to be forthcoming. But then, I’m not even sure I’m prepared to believe it was al-Qaida that made the claim. Could be this has more to do with people blaming Bush for the blackout.
As I said, I’m patient. I can wait—with my thumb in a constant state of readiness, right next to the tip of my nose.