SHORTER 24….Our story so far: a nuclear bomb has been detonated in the desert outside of Los Angeles (thanks, Jack!), and we have reason to think this was the work of three Muslim countries. Seasoned 24 fans never really believed any of this because, after all, this is 24 we’re talking about ? and anyway, they kind of gave the game away when they started torturing the NSA director and discovered that he knew about the whole thing.

So anyway, last night we learned for sure that the evidence implicating the Muslims has been faked. The reality is that the whole thing was planned by some folks who wanted us to start a huge war in the Middle East.

I think Richard Perle was behind it. Those 24 scriptwriters really know their neocon politics, don’t they?