The Would-Be Housing Crisis Terrorist


As Matt Welch noted, Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested yesterday that the failed Times Square bomb plot was, if he "had to guess," likely "Homegrown, or maybe a mentally deranged person, or somebody with a political agenda that doesn't like the health care bill or something." Or menu labeling. Or that his bodega smokes are so expensive.

Now that a deranged Pakistani-American with a political agenda (one presumes) has been detained, CNN did some honest to goodness journalism and discovered that—wait for it—suspected bomber Faisal Shahzad is a deadbeat that failed to make payments on his mortgage. This, says the blow-dried bozo in Atlanta, likely "brought alot of pressure and alot of heartache" and could have motivated him to take his revenge on the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. Watch Mr. CNN's trenchant analysis: