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Terrorism-Derangement Syndrome

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by wotty

Excellent post from Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick cataloguing the most recent outbreaks of the syndrome that continues to plague, and define, the US of A:

…what was once tough on terror is now soft on terror. And each time the Republicans move their own crazy-place goal posts, the Obama administration moves right along with them.


Written by (wotty)

February 5, 2010 at 12:52

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  1. It makes me weep. But the whole thing makes me weep – each and every time we put more restrictions on ourselves (restrictions that don’t seem to help in any case), we are as good as saying “you did it! You terrorized us! We are scared to frakkin’ death!


    February 5, 2010 at 15:34

  2. […] I think both the positive takes on Obama (by our own Weiner) and the negative takes (by myself and Wotty) are both largely correct. We’re just ultimately talking about different […]

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