Misleading Phrase “War on Terror”
To me, the most suprising fact that Brzezinski relates to support his argument is that, ”a recent study reported that in 2003, Congress identified 160 sites as potentially important national targets for would-be terrorists. With lobbyists weighing in, by the end of that year the list had grown to 1,849; by the end of 2004, to 28,360; by 2005, to 77,769. The national database of possible targets now has some 300,000 items in it, including the Sears Tower in Chicago and an Illinois Apple and Pork Festival.” This has to be considered a classic example of the governmental tendency to produce useless products.
Hat tip to Kenny Rodgers
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Sudha Shenoy - 3/2/2008
Zbigniew Brzezinski pleads: 'Where is the US leader ready to say, "Enough of rhis hysteria, stop this paranoia" ?'
This plea is simply unrealistic. Look at the vast powers that American officials & politicians have accrued -- all without question -- since the 'war on terror' was proclaimed. Brzezinski himself lists some of these in his article. Why should officials & politicians stop doing what it is in their nature to do? As well ask a scorpion to give up its sting.
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