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View Diary: The Size of the "Terrorist Threat" (63 comments)

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  •  There's a problem here. (5+ / 0-)

    You are using the old math that you were taught in school. The Obama administration uses the all new and improved 11 dimensional math. A death at the hands of an evil foreign terrorist is 100K times greater as a humiliation to our national pride and thus receives weight accordingly in the formation of government priorities.

    •  indeed, THAT was the real effect of 9-11 (4+ / 0-)
      A death at the hands of an evil foreign terrorist is 100K times greater as a humiliation to our national pride and thus receives weight accordingly in the formation of government priorities.
      It forced America to recognize that the people we'd been killing with impunity for decades, can occasionally get lucky and kill us too.  And we didn't like that. THAT was the real irrational emotional response that led to the War on Terror.  And it still has a grip on many Americans. Even here.

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