The collapse last week of the London trial against the men accused of a plot to blow up airliners can be traced back to a peevish president desperate for a poll fillip.
The most knowledgeable British anti-terrorism officials are the most outraged. Before dawn breaks in the UK, theyâre already assessing the damage from what one calls a âforced, foolish hastinessâ. But the White House already has a media strategy in place to leverage news of the thwarted attack, âthe worst since 9/11â. All thatâs left to do is wait a few hours until sunrise, when the arrests will hit the US news cycles and the president and vice-president can register surprise about how right theyâve been all along, about everything.Â