Friday, March 19, 2004

The War on Terror


While I have heard it mentioned in passing, the news media seems to be giving almost no attention to the fact that the Madrid bombings occurred below the radar screen of the world's intelligence agencies. Nobody seems to have picked up even a hint of the plan before it was implemented.

If Bush is going to claim any degree of forward momentum in the "war on terror", it seems to me that his administration should explain this (latest) colossal intelligence failure. If the biggest "advance" in "homeland security" since 9/11 is that the terrorists have learned to plan and implement attacks of this magnitude without detection, we're in real trouble.

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