Paul Krugman has a really interesting column on Attorney General John Ashcroft’s low-profile response to the arrest last year of William Krar, who gives every indication of being a real-live WMD-wielding terrorist. Why would the AG downplay such a thing, when he’s clearly willing to call a press conference at the drop of hat to announce non-developments in any number of other cases? Well, maybe it’s because Krar isn’t a muslim, but is instead a white supremicist from Texas, and highlighting homegrown terrorism doesn’t advance his boss’s political agenda in the appropriate way.
I don’t know; maybe I’m just paranoid. Anyway, here’s Krugman: Noonday in the Shade