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L.A. Mayor Blindsided by 2002 hijacking plot
Yahoo News/AP
By MICHAEL R. BLOOD, AP Political Writer
February 9, 2006

LOS ANGELES - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Thursday he was blindsided by President Bush's announcement of new details on a purported 2002 hijacking plot aimed at a downtown skyscraper, and described communication with the White House as "nonexistent."

"I'm amazed that the president would make this (announcement) on national TV and not inform us of these details through the appropriate channels," the mayor said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I don't expect a call from the president — but somebody."

The mayor also suggested that some funding from the Iraq war could be redirected to homeland security, including the protection of high-risk targets in Los Angeles. He did not advocate an immediate withdrawal of troops.

"I go to work every day knowing that we are a target," the mayor said.

This White House would take credit for the "sun rising in the east" if it thought it could get away with it. So why didn't they leak this great so-called success until now - when they're under attack for lying to Americans and breaking torture and wiretapping laws?

In other words, it never happened.