Before the story gets replaced by sordid tales of basketball stars, tiger maulings, and Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez' marriage, I thought calling attention to this story might be a good idea. Vice President Dick Cheney, in a speech to the conservative group Heritage Foundation, said that terrorists are doing everything possible to aquire weapons of mass destruction that could kill hundreds of thousands of Americans in a single day of horror. Read it yourself - I'm not making that up.
It kind of reminds me of a movie I saw as a kid, where an agent of an evil Emperor said something to the effect of: "fear will keep the people in line."
Every time you feel afraid because of something in the news, stop and consider who's really winning and who's really benefiting. And if you still feel like duct-taping your windows, all the more power to you.
Friday, October 10, 2003