"U.S. officials denied there was any political link between the Miami case and the midterm U.S. congressional election in November 2006.Not NPR though. They are here to explain how honest and sincere the US government is in the "war on terror." Inskeep begins the story telling us that a "dramatic arrest has turned into a legal nightmare for the federal government." Yeah, and what about the legal nightmare of people caught up in these ridiculous cases (e.g. Jose Padilla or Sami Al-Arian).
But the election came against the backdrop of a slump in President George W. Bush's popularity and in public support for the Iraq war, and critics of the administration frequently accuse it of exploiting fear of a repeat of the Sept. 11 attacks."
Greg Allen then files the report by talking to Wake Forest University Law Professor, Robert Chesney. Allen explains that "...one reason this has turned out to be such a tough case for prosecutors, he says, is because the government intervened in the alleged plot so early." See,
And this passes for journalism. God help us...