The Right Coast

January 05, 2006
March of the Ostriches
By Tom Smith

JT is quite right here. All the flap about NSA spying is grounded politically on the assumption that terrorism just is not that big a threat on US soil. I hope JT is not being too optimistic in saying this sanguine attitude is unlikely to catch on with the broad American public.

I just don't know. I do think the threat of serious to catastrophic terrorist attack is really quite significant. But then, I have actually read books on things like bioterror, and know enough to be scared. You look at how woefully unprepared a place like San Diego is for a known threat like wildfire, and you have to wonder.