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By Sara Kehaulani Goo and Spencer S. HsuTo further complicate matters:
Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, April 28, 2005; Page A05
The mysterious flying object first blipped across U.S. security radar 20 miles south of Reagan National Airport at 10:40 a.m. yesterday and appeared headed swiftly toward the District.
About 15 minutes later, President Bush was in an underground bunker at the White House and Vice President Cheney was escorted off the White House grounds to a secure location, officials said.
The "target" -- as Customs and Border Protection officials called it -- showed up on the radar intermittently. It was moving through restricted airspace at about the speed of a helicopter, said agency spokesman Gary Bracken.
Fri Apr 29, 4:08 PM ET
CLOVIS, N.M. - A call about a possible weapon at a middle school prompted police to put armed officers on rooftops, close nearby streets and lock down the school. All over a giant burrito.
Someone called authorities Thursday after seeing a boy carrying something long and wrapped into Marshall Junior High.
The drama ended two hours later when the suspicious item was identified as a 30-inch burrito filled with steak, guacamole, lettuce, salsa and jalapenos and wrapped inside tin foil and a white T-shirt.
Lastly, we note that "Sneaky Pete" Kleinow of the seminal 60's country-rock band The Flying Burrito Brothers is being held in Guantanamo Bay on unknown charges. "We always thought he was up to no good."
Digby concludes: The terrorists have won.