Tuesday, December 23

Code Orange in Rural Virginia - The LATimes reports that officials are worried about an Al Qaeda plot against... Rappahannock County. Seriously. There's next to nothing in this sparsely populated county of Blue Ridge foothills, so I wonder what "government facilities" the LAT is talking about.

Meanwhile, a senior federal official says "I have never seen the national security leadership as tense and anxious as they are right now," after apparently receiving "the most alarming, credible and specific information they had ever seen." Nervous Christmas, indeed!

Update: The WaPo Metro section checks in on the bemused locals.