The party that brought us the War on Drugs and the War on Crime had now adapted the tune for the War on Terror. Cowboy-booted conservatives constantly tell us how much danger we’re in and how much we need them to keep us safe. Meanwhile, they ignore real risks, distort facts, alienate our friends and stir up hornets nests all over the world.
Iraq has now become a breeding ground for terrorists. The U.S. has never been so despised and terrorist incidents are up worldwide. But that’s okay; or at least it’s good for Republicans. They run the protection racket. They have mastered the art of scaring people into spending money. It worked for crime. The question is how much damage will be done before we call their bluff.
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