Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Okay, so I've already broken my word.

So sue me. But why do I think this:

President Bush said today the government is doing "everything in our power to protect" the American people from another terrorist attack but warned again that terrorists have the advantage when attacking the United States.

"They've got to be right one time," Bush said at the National Counterterrorism Center in McLean. "We've got to be right 100 percent of the time to protect the American people."


In his remarks, Bush said it was "our solemn duty to protect the American people."

He said America was "safer than it has been, but it's not yet safe. The enemy has an advantage when attacking our homeland."
is leading here?

And by the way, Mr. Bush, what's this "we"?

"We disrupted a terror plot, a plot where people were willing to kill innocent life to achieve political objectives," Bush said.
All you did was disrupt travel plans unnecessarily.

And I'm worried, of course, that we're headed here (which, unfortunately, I've had to say before):

Sir Thomas More: There's no law against that.

William Roper : God's law!

Sir Thomas More: Then God can arrest him.

William Roper: While you talk, he's gone!

Sir Thomas More: Go he should, if he were the Devil, until he broke the law.

William Roper: Now you give the Devil benefit of law!

Sir Thomas More: Yes, what would you do?

William Roper: Cut a road through the law to get after the Devil? Yes. I'd cut down every law in England to do that.

Sir Thomas More: And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned on you...where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws from coast to coast...Man's laws, not God's, and if you cut them down...and you're just the man to do it...do you really think you could stand upright in the wind that would blow then?

Yes. I give the Devil benefit of law for my own safety's sake.
My only comfort is that this is still a democracy, and none of the polls indicate any "bounce" after what Bush and that mouse in his pocket did last week.

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