July 24, 2006

I assume these are Democrats

In an article from The Boston Globe:

The federal government has inflated the "No Fly List" to 200,000 names. But the list has nabbed more members of Congress than it has terrorists.
Ted Kennedy is the most famous "false positive," according to an FAQ at the ACLU site of Washington State.

From the same Boston Globe article:
Bush declared a year ago that "federal terrorism investigations have resulted in charges against more than 400 suspects, and more than half of those charged have been convicted." But only 39 people were convicted on crimes tied to terrorism or national security, a Washington Post analysis found.
I feel much safer than I did on September 10th, 2001. Especially since I can be assured the President is fighting a valiant battle against gays (protecting the sanctity of marriage, goddammit) and against sick people (no stem cells to be harvested on his watch, thank God).

Couple this with the Homeland Security Department's well-documented incompetence in how they allocate funds and identify "targets" of terrorism, and I think it's a miracle that the US hasn't suffered a major attack since 9/11. Maybe God actually is on W's side. Or maybe it's because of this.

1 comment:

2cmac said...

This "Presidency" has been a painful and disheartening lesson on the perils of autocracy (verging on theocracy). W is a master of excusing himself from his own rules, probably a habit formed during all of those years suckling from the tit of his father's fame and fortune. Even the god squads of the so called red states have seen through the adminstration smoke screen, and those folks usually need a very powerful telescope just to see out through the hazy atmosphere of their largely insulated lives. The best news is that "W" has unwittingly undone the work of the Gingrichistas. That is beautiful poetry. Al Gore is even feeling perky these days about his public life. When measured against this trainwreck of a government, we all look pretty damned smart and cogent. See you soon.