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July 15, 2004

Fly the Terrorist-Friendly Skies

As you may have noticed, I am in favor of Bush's re-election.

However, the Democrats are quite right in saying that Bush hasn't done enough to make us secure at home. Now, I actually think the Democrats would be worse on this score, but put that aside for now.

Read this article. It is long, but it is absolutely devastating.

I hate to say this, but it needs to be said: If Bush's lackadaisacal attitude, and Norm Mineta's dangerously-naive brand of political correctness, regarding airplane security results, as it in all likelihood will, in planes being bombed out of the sky, he will not only lose the election, but he will deserve to lose, and I will shed no tears.

Actions and decisions have consequences. I'd rather see Bush booted out of office that continue sending the signal that we, the public, will put up with politically-correct bullshit when our very lives are on the line.

Would Kerry be any better? Of his own volition: certainly not. He'd be worse. Far worse.

But with the example of Bush being thrown out of office because of this obscene lack of seriousness about airport security, perhaps he'll get the message.

I will not blame Bush for the sort of terrorist attack which, quite frankly, can never be prevented by any security measures the American public would put up with. There may be bombings in malls and on subway platforms; but the American people simply will not put up with a police state, nor with the inconvenience of being searched and screened at mall entrances. We, as a people, have made the decision that we will accept such risks in the interests of convenience.

But airplane bombings? It's not as if the terrorists have been secretive about their preferred choice of target.

It is impossible to prevent all terrorist attacks, even those directed at airplanes. However, if there are multiple bombings this summer on airplanes, the American people -- and Ace of Spades HQ -- are going to ask some very tough questions regarding exactly how committed the Bush Administration is to keeping us alive in the skies.

And when Bush loses Ace of Spades, he's lost America. When I turn, it's a 400 electoral vote blowout.

The administration is on warning about this. They have been for years, of course. But fucking-around time is well over by now.

Thanks to Blaster's Blog, who has more links and thoughts.

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