Suspected members of extremist groups have signed up as school bus drivers in the United States, counterterror officials said Friday, in a cautionary bulletin to police. An FBI spokesman said, “Parents and children have nothing to fear.”
Asked about the alert notice, the FBI’s Rich Kolko said, “There are no threats, no plots and no history leading us to believe there is any reason for concern,” although law enforcement agencies around the country were asked to watch out for kids’ safety.
The bulletin, parts of which were read to The Associated Press, did not say how often foreign extremists have sought to acquire licenses to drive school buses, or where. It was sent Friday as part of what officials said was a routine FBI and Homeland Security Department advisory to local law enforcement.
It noted “recent suspicious activity” by foreigners who either drive school buses or are licensed to drive them, according to a counterterror official.
The Beltway is consumed with the Plame “hearing,” the U.S. Attorneys “scandal,” and various other scuffles between the parties.
But the real enemy is still at work, and when the inevitable attack comes, the stories like this one will be produced as indictments of the feckless “leaders” who spent these years pursuing President Bush and political advantage rather than supporting the war.