Someone care to explain what the fuck this ambiguous-as-hell statement means?
At Tuesday’s hearing, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California and chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, asked Mr. Blair to assess the possibility of an attempted attack in the United States in the next three to six months.
He replied, “The priority is certain, I would say” — a response that was reaffirmed by the top officials of the C.I.A. and the F.B.I.
The bureaucrats working in our government are all hoping to keep making millions off of the ostensible threat of terrorism. These people do not care about stopping any actual terrorist threats, but instead are enjoying the budgetary renaissance they are seeing as a result of 9/11. This is all about self preservation – the more these people can sell a perceived threat, the more they can continue to reap the benefits of such threats.
Bottom line – the ambiguity is all about ensuring budgets remain at least the same as last year, with the hope of selling more potential attacks as a precursor to increased budgets.