Watching the “coincidences” between political decisions and terror alerts since 2001 (we’re currently at Bert!) has been a favorite spectator sport of mine, but of course it takes Keith Olbermann to fully chronicle the ongoing Bush legacy. Called “The Nexus of Politics and Terror” it provides “…the Bush administration’s exploitation of terror threats for political gain. Olbermann’s exhaustive account weaves from each revelation of an intelligence failure or a Democratic political victory to an almost immediate orange alert or “new threat” from al Qaeda. The clip is 17 minutes long and entirely worth it, and its conclusion — “what we were told about terror, and not told, for security reasons, has overlapped considerably with what we were told about terror, and not told, for political reasons” — is a telling summary of our past six years. It will be interesting to see how history judges these events.
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