Janet Napolitano, Head of the Dept of Homeland Secuity, on Wednesday said, “For too long, we’ve treated the public as a liability to be protected rather than as an asset in our nation’s collective security. This approach, unfortunately, has allowed confusion, anxiety and fear to linger.” Well, Janet, your points are exactly 100% true. Do you not get that sowing confusion, anxiety and fear was the express purpose of the Dept of Homeland Security. George and Dick had a good thing going with this schtick, too. They won the presidency in 2004 after allowing the worst attack in history on American soil. They won that contest by convincing voters that they would be better at keeping America safe.
So, you’re talking about educating U.S. citizens on recognizing terrorism precusors, working with foreign governments in processing their intelligence data, and improving the communication among local and federal law enforcement in this country. All that sounds good, but what about this self-defeating plan of reducing confusion, anxiety, and fear? Do you need a job, or not?