Over the last few years, there have been several occasions when -- for all my skepticism about the Bush administration's politicization of terror alerts -- I've been surprised at how my skepticism
, even cynicism, about terror alerts just can't keep pace with the administration's bad faith.
I'm not ready to say the London bomb plot is another bamboozlement. It at least seems clear the Brits were involved in a serious investigation. But even this case now seems to be turning out to be less than met the eye
. And there are real grounds to question whether Bush and Blair jumped the gun for reasons other than counter-terrorism. We'll see.