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Sunday, October 24, 2004
The October Surprise?
Every election has one. Last time around it was the final-weekend revelation that GWB had a DUI a couple decades back. Who knows what impact it had, but possibly quite a bit - polls showed Gore down by about 6 points right before the election.

I have a feeling that this story could be quite a big deal. As a New Yorker, I am definitely not pleased about 380 tons of explosives "used to demolish buildings" going missing. And I think people in other states won't like it either. Just continues to show that the Bush administration planned only as far as kicking Saddam out of Baghdad, and made some dreadful mistakes immediately following "Mission Accomplished" - dismantling the Iraqi army, and letting ammo stores like this one go unguarded.

May be other surprises down the road, but I'm interested to see how this one plays out. Even if it does help Kerry, it really sucks. That's years worth of terror plans past a critical phase.
posted by CB @ 10:18 PM  
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