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Thursday, August 17

Panic As Policy by Erik Leaver - WELL SAID ...well said!

Read the story at Tompaine
"Last week’s arrests of 24 British citizens accused of planning massive suicide missions against U.S.-bound airplanes unleashed widespread chaos and delays in airports around the world. In the aftermath of the arrests, amid the ensuing code red alerts, panic levels across Europe and the U.S. spiked. Hours after the plot was revealed, President George W. Bush boasted that, "This country is safer than it was prior to 9/11." While the plot’s disruption may have averted a catastrophe, there is little evidence to support the president’s claim."

Lost in the rhetoric is the fact that this plot was beaten by good old-fashioned police work, international cooperation and patience, rather than by fighting a “Global War on Terror.”

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