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January 01, 2004

BRIAN DOHERTY COMMENTS on the near-uselessness of the Terror Alert Levels. He does, however, make this generally positive observation:

Still, even the most imaginatively fearful can't help but notice that if our nation is indeed crawling with al Queda sleeper agents with the desire and ability to pull off murderous assaults on our way of life, they are sleeping suspiciously soundly. It seems most likely that America really isn't acrawl with such enemies, and if it is, they are singularly unimaginative and incompetent. Any random gang of Soldier of Fortune-reading teenagers could land serious blows to America's infrastructure every day if they didn't care if they lived or died.

I think he's right about that, and I think it's a good thing.