Ignorance continues to make us safer

So Bush was in Beantown for a fundraiser, and his Chief of Staff, Andrew Card, was asked about Richard Clarke’s book. Card was honest and said he had not read the whole book. He did say that he thought Clarke’s proposition that Al-Qaeda operatives were in Boston and looking at using liquid natural gas (LNG) was untrue.

I got all of the above from an op-ed in the Globe.

The funny thing is that one of the front pieces on the Globe, on the same day, was a former counter-terrorism agent talking about the intelligence that has him convinced Al-Qaeda is looking at LNG as a weapon in Boston.

Is the Bush administration really that ignorant of what the intelligence services believe? Or has lying become so habitual as to put us all at risk?