I am NOT making this up.
Michael Scheuer, the chief of the CIA's Osama bin Laden unit from 1996 to 1999, is the author of "Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq."
He was a guest on Glenn Beck's FOX show on June 30. Among other things, he said:
"Scheuer: The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States. Because it's going to take a grass-roots, bottom-up pressure. Because these politicians prize their office, prize the praise of the media and the Europeans. It's an absurd situation again. Only Osama can execute an attack which will force Americans to demand that their government protect them effectively, consistently, and with as much violence as necessary.
Beck: Which is why, I was thinking this weekend, if I were him, that would be the last thing I would do right now."
You can see the video for yourself, courtesy of CrooksAndLiars.com.
Almost makes me wish the Alien and Sedition Acts were still law. Maybe we could use "Extraordinary Rendition" to drop these guys into Iran? I think they'd find the mullahs' way of thinking very congenial.