Because she walks softly and carries a big fucking club
How do you argue with that? True, the N.S.A. program had been up and running for years without being able to prevent the first Boston.Yes, our programs are only designed to prevent future attacks, even presidential briefings can be ignored because we will prevent identical attacks in the future.
The story she tell is one from the "Twilight Zone"
Peculiar things then began to happen in the Mayfield house. His wife, Mona, returned home to find unlocked doors mysteriously bolted. Their daughter, Sharia, then 12, noticed that someone had been fooling around with her computerThen comes the magnificent intervention of authority with all the facts at its fingertips
So there we are: Search of huge database produces a (wrong) nameOh damn. Then the news media hyperboled itself.
For the next two weeks, Mayfield remained in jail, imagining a possible death penalty. His daughter recalls the family’s isolation, coupled with omnipresent radio and television reports about the alleged Madrid bomberGosh you have to physically have visited the place, who knew!
Spain saved the day. The Spanish investigators were dubious from the beginning that the fingerprints at the bombing site were Mayfield’s; they had been hoping, perhaps, for a person who had set foot in Europe within the last decade. They found and arrested someone whose finger was a real match.Where is the big fucking club you ask, well OK, here it is
So there we are. It’s just one story. But I suspect the national willingness to give government a blank check on national security matters comes to a screeching halt at about the point where the agents tiptoe into the daughter’s bedroom.I wouldn't bet on it though, and I believe a question mark is required at the end of the conclusion.