On February 2, 2010 the top 5 intelligence officials of the Obama administration told the Senate that an “attempted terrorist attack on the U.S. Homeland” within six months was not just a likelihood — it was “certain.” The intelligence officials followed up on this frightening claim with appeals for more money, more power and more discretion to eschew constitutional constraint.
It’s 84 days later and there’s been no attempted terrorist attack on U.S. soil. There are 97 days left to go in the intelligence chiefs’ window. Let’s keep track of the days together and count them down. Also keep track of whether these intelligence chiefs are held to account on their claim.
Update: No, some unruly passenger on a plane saying he had explosives (when he didn’t) and a fake passport (when he didn’t) isn’t an attempted terrorist attack. It’s a misunderstanding at best and a prank bomb scare by an unbalanced American ex-intelligence officer at worst.