posted on Dec, 30 2003 @ 09:56 PM
I've been thinking about something recently. Many people believe that the President and/or his administration will allow (or perpetuate) another
massive terrorist attack on the United States in 2004. The reasoning is that they will do this to insure Bush's election in 2004, allow martial law
to be declared, or to get the American people whipped up in another mindless patriotic fervor so they can invade another country.
Well, I've started to think that at this point, a terrorist attack might work against the administration's schemes rather than for. They have been
very sure to portray themselves as tough on terror and national security. They're claiming to be winning the "war on terruh". But if there's
another terrorist attack, the people might start to think they didn't do what they promised. Them might start to think that the War in Iraq, which
was supposed to help stop terrorism, was pointless. Or even that Bush's actions have stirred up more terrorism around the world.
Also, another attack would no doubt crush whatever improvement there has been in the economy and take away something Bush will try to take credit for
in the his election campaign.
I know this isn't likely considering the administrations power over the media and the media's power over American public opinion. There is the fact
that most people aren't too bright and their first reaction to a terror attack would be "nuke em, nuke em, nuke em, the damn arabs, kill em all!!"
But its a possiblity that a terrorist attack wouldn't be in the administration's favor....it might be TOO much.