This from the Huffington Post:
After the Next 9/11 -- by Marty Kaplan
. . .[N]o more than King Canute could stop the tide, no more than a Big One in California can be prevented, no more than the hundred thousand people who will die in accidents this year will evade their untimely ends, an act of domestic terrorism is inevitable. What counts is how we think about it right now, how we prepare today for when it happens tomorrow, and how we handle it -- politically, emotionally, morally -- when, as it must, it occurs.
Is there any doubt that the Bush administration, and its dead-ender allies in the Republican Party and the media, will use an act of domestic terrorism as a fresh opportunity to further demonize their political opponents and further compromise the Constitution?
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It's frightening how I just keep reasoning myself into corners.
If bin Ladin or some other terrorist mastermind wants to keep Bush in office forever, he now has the power to do exactly that. All he has to do is attack America. That's all. Just do what he wants to do anyway, and he gets his desired goal-- even if he kills or maims only a few dozen people.
Such a scenario would give Bush the excuse he needs to enact his recently signed statement that gives himself full dictatorial powers to suspend the Constitution and set aside the electoral process. And Bush, himself, will have destroyed this country much more effectively than bin Ladin could ever have done.
Through inaction Congress and the American populace have given our enemies the power to determine the future of this country and the outcome of the next election [or non-election.]
Bush can rest easy now. His grand-daddy would be so proud.