The Would-Be Health Care Terrorist
Really, Mayor Bloomberg?
Bloomberg later told CBS Evening News Anchor Katie Couric that the suspect behind the bombing attempt could be a domestic terrorist angry at the government who acted alone.
"If I had to guess 25 cents, this would be exactly that. Homegrown, or maybe a mentally deranged person, or somebody with a political agenda that doesn't like the health care bill or something. It could be anything," he said.
Proving once again that when a billionaire offers his 25 cents' worth, chances are the results are worthless.
I suggest the following official responses next time something terroristic happens:
* When you don't know, say "I don't know."
* When you don't know, don't say "It probably wasn't terrorism," particularly if it was a violent act intended to kill innocents.
* "Terrorism" is not equivalent to "part of an organized international conspiracy with a well-known terrorist group." It is possible to make that distinction in one, maximum two, sentences.
Here to help, etc.