Friday, July 08, 2005



The attacks are also deeply disturbing because when jihadist bombers take their madness into the heart of our open societies, our societies are never again quite as open. Indeed, we all just lost a little freedom yesterday.

Why so defeatist, Mr. Friedman? We only give up those freedoms that we choose to give up.

Can you not imagine a day when we tell our elected representatives to grow a spine, look us in the eye, and then tell us that we can never be truly safe? And when we can look him back in the eye, tell him that we understand that, and then demand concrete steps about increasing security by whatever marginal steps are available?

Throwing up your hands and standing aside for Patriot Act II: The Internments is not the answer.


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