I had a disturbing dream last night. Very disturbing. You know how we always say a terrorist attack in the US would help Bush. I’m beginning to rethink that.

I dreamed that a group of Chechen terrorists took over several kindergarten classes in Ohio, New Mexico, and Iowa (swing states even in my dream) on the Friday before the election and said they would kill all of the children unless the voters elected John Kerry. I did not sleep long enough to play out the dream. I remember seeing the a crying father on television telling a comforting President that he would not bow to terrorists even if it meant losing his daughter and I remember a crying mother telling the President to resign then and there. And I remember a crying President and a smirking Chris Lehane. Then I woke up.

It was very disturbing, but, I thought, not very like. Then I read this.

U.S. security officials are investigating a recent intelligence report that a group of 25 Chechen terrorists illegally entered the United States from Mexico in July.

The Chechen group is suspected of having links to Islamist terrorists seeking to separate the southern enclave of Chechnya from Russia, according to officials familiar with intelligence reports.

Members of the group, said to be wearing backpacks, secretly traveled to northern Mexico and crossed into a mountainous part of Arizona that is difficult for U.S. border security agents to monitor, said officials speaking on the condition of anonymity.