Thursday, July 08, 2004

July Surprise

Josh Marshall leads us to The New Republic's expose of the administration's search for bin Laden in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Bushco desperately seeks to use the announcement of the capture of a "high-value target" to knock the Democratic Convention out of the headlines during the last week of this month.

And, no doubt, such a development would indeed eclipse convention coverage. But if the July Surprise is seen by the public for what it truly is, a cynical ploy to manipulate our national security subservient to the political aspirations of George Bush, will it backfire on them?