|Those who have some inkling of what the war on terror truly entails have watched, shaking their heads, clucking their tongues as the liberals got over the first shock of the attack on America and began the race to see who could use political correctness as a ploy to cause America to forget first. Billary (don't you love her?) was rolling her eyes and making snide comments DURING the presidents speech to America on September 12th. America has moved on, "Survivor - 'where ever'" is far more exciting and more pertinent to the average American than say, protecting their families and loved ones.
And now the washington post reports that Americas "spy agencies" see the threat as drastically diminished. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A17985-2003May5.html
Remember the cold war? It was "safer" then - with only a few countries having nukes, the two superpowers scaring the pants off of everyone else - except the french who never put theirs back on after WWI. Now it's India, Pakistan, Israel, the U.S., North Korea (?) and... who else? Do terrorists have some of those missing nukes from Russia?? And now we are "safe"?? right. I feel so much better. What ever will I do with my 600 rolls of duct tape, 500 yards of sheet plastic?
I know many posters on this board have thougts along the same lines as myself - that the war on terror will take YEARS to have any real effect, and further - it's a war that cannot truly be won. We can probably defeat any given opponent, such as al qrudda and osama-mama bin lid and his "merry band" of sociopathich islamofascists - then who is next? And in the mean time, homegrown loonies will always be a threat - the 'one off'. the lone gunman/bomber/etc. Basically this is the war that will never end. As long as their are those who refuse to go along with the majority rule, there will be those who will become violently opposed to the majority rule. (example - Earth Liberation Front, Animal Liberation Front, and SHAC - "I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat vegetables!")
I trust the truthfulness and accuracy of the washington post about as far as I can throw my house. however. Have we forgotten? has the liberal agenda stalled the war on terror? are their far too many frenchmen living in this country? ;o)