Sounds trumped up to me:
(CNN) — U.S. President George W. Bush was targeted for assassination by Marxist rebels this week when he visited the city of Cartagena, a Colombian official said Saturday.
Is this a (fairly blatant) attempt to excuse his (extremely erratic) behaviour earlier in the week?
(BBC) — The US complained to Chile over a scuffle involving security guards and President George W Bush at the Apec summit but considers the matter closed.
Or is Bush’s handler farm in complete disarray over the departure of half of his cabinet, not to mention his (quite unexpected) re-election?
(BBC) — There is intense speculation in the corridors of Washington over where foreign policy might head in the next four years.
The US is on guard – but is that enough?
But while Iraq and Iran may top the list, you hear almost no talk – at least at the moment – about Washington’s “war on terror” against al-Qaeda.
And what the hell is going on behind the scenes? Who thought this was a good idea? It wasn’t Bush himself; he’s never shown an interest in Northern Ireland before.
And the CIA- are they illegal, or is that just my impression? I thought they weren’t supposed to do this sort of thing. Covert paramilitary operations? That’s code for running revolutions and installing puppet governments, isn’t it? Isn’t that what they’re supposed to be fighting against? While I have my tinfoil hat on, look at this. Now, the people who wrote this were clearly loonies, but… isn’t it just a little suspicious? We know that Bush Sr worked for the CIA.