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Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Crankin' Up the Fear

Yesterday, the "Justice" department announced a bunch of crap about Jose Padilla that he did or didn't tell them under two years of illegal interrogation. Today, the FBI is "very concerned" about two stolen propane trucks, and John Kerry is joining the fun by warning about nuclear security. Combined with last week's Ashcroft silliness, there seems to be a concerted effort to ratchet up the fear.

While the Iraq debacle has almost certainly increased the likelihood of terrorist attacks against the US, I suspect this has more to do with stifling dissent at the political conventions and the upcoming G8 conference in Georgia than it does with any real concern for preventing an attack.