How are we supposed to fight terrorism when the stopping of terrorists creates terror itself? Terrorists failed to blow up the planes, but panic (nay, terror) ensued regardless. Hey Bush, think those terrorist could borrow your “Mission Accomplished” banner?
Apparently the liquid state of matter is this year’s version of the box cutter or the nail clippers. “Liquids, gels and creams” are now considered as dangerous as a knife, and won’t be allowed in your carry-on luggage. Now I’m going to have to check my fucking toiletries bag if I expect to shave or wash my face at my destination. Maybe instead of serving you a beverage during flights, they’ll hand you ice cubes and tell you to “suck on that.” Not that telling Americans to “suck on that” is some kind of policy change for the TSA.
Back to the hard questions: how are we supposed to get rid of terrorism when our own leader is encouraging us to be fearful? How are we supposed to carry on with our lives when our government is doing a better job of terrorizing us than the professional terrorists are?
The president, speaking in Wisconsin, called the plot “a stark reminder that this nation is at war with Islamic fascists who will use any means to destroy those of us who love freedom.”
I like how he cleverly excluded himself from being a terrorist target there at the end. I should write him a National Security Letter of admiration.