Monday, August 02, 2004
( 6:34 PM )
So how are you feeling? Threatened? Terrorized? I find the timing of these threats interesting, but I don't want to be too cynical. It's the administration's problem that they've cried wolf so often in the last few years. Bush's half-measures this week in response to the 9/11 Report may look "strong" to his supporters, but to the rest of the country and the world: what has he been DOING the last three years since those horrible calamities? I also find it interesting that the media is in its usual tizzy about the terrorist alerts, yet they don't think it important enough to examine WHY the NYSE, the World Bank or the IMF are considered viable targets for jihadists. This discussion is crucial only if you are interested in building and maintaining relationships with other nations across the globe. If you are interested in lifting up the most vulnerable among our human brotherhood (without choking them on debt). Since this administration is obviously not interested in those things, then the media doesn't feel compelled enough to ask the questions.
Why does it seem so many people are still convinced Bush is the guy to protect us and lead us? I have a sneaking suspicion that not that many people DO think this - but just like the "welfare mom" who drove that cadillac, the truth isn't what the media is interested in peddling if it requires actually having to investigate anything.