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RE: Feeling safe after 9/11 yet?
I don't feel much safer. At first glance, that may appear to be an abandonment of previous endorsement/confidence in the Bush administration. It is not fully that. Whatever is being done, I trust is for the overall good. I am unconvinced that everything that must be done for complete security (as much as can reasonably be reached) is being done fast enough. For example, as long as our borders are unsecured, what is the point in any of what we are doing? I recall when I was a boy scout. We used to play a game called "capture the flag" the object was to capture the opposing teams flag while guarding against the capture of your own. any interlopers on your previously established territory were placed in cptivity back at the flag location in the rear of the field. The strategy necesary to sneak across the line and capture the flag while not being caught took most of the day and was thrilling.
In one particular game, the contest lasted into the night. We ultimately lost as a result of not watching our back door. The winning team recruited a player that pretended to be a supervisor. He walked in behind the lines right under our noses and took our flag. We lost in ignominy...
As humiliating as that was, it was only a game. After it was over, we all went home and my troop squeeled about the unfairness of the camouflage chosen to fool us. This war on terrorism is not a game. There are real life/death consequences involved. We cannot defend ourselves completely while playing political games and pulled punches warfare.
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