This is for Rosie, and for Scott, and for others (who shall remain nameless) …
After seven years, the War on Terror looks a lot like the War on Drugs — which was unleashed for the off-year elections of 1986 as a “wedge issue” and had politicians wrapping themselves in the bloody flag of who hated drug lords more. Sort of like now.
But one thing doesn’t change: when the drug lords or the terrorist masterminds misbehave, we get punished. We get searched; we get wiretapped; we get fed propaganda and misinformation.
Which is why this election is so important. Continue reading