Thursday, September 21, 2006

I don't feel safer
Five years into the war on terror and we have yet another stunning example of how little the Bush administration has done to make us safer.
Two teenagers Wednesday drove a stolen car onto the U.S. military base that commands much of the war on terror, triggering an investigation into the security breach, police and military officials said.


Police had been monitoring the vehicle as it sped through the Florida Gulf Coast city after eluding a police speed trap, said police spokeswoman Laura McElroy.

The car then "blasted through the gate at the base," and police at that point took up the chase and were waved through by military police, McElroy said.

There was nothing at the gate preventing entry to MacDill, which houses the U.S. Central Command, responsible for U.S. military operations in the Horn of Africa, Middle East and Central Asia and therefore for much of the U.S. war on terror.

Mind you, MacDill is not any old base; MacDill is the home of the Central Command for military operations in the Middle East and there was nothing at the gate to slow a speeding car from rushing in. I believe that the terrorists have heard of using cars as weapons and might possibly be expected to use them in that manner in the future. We've known for a long time that the administration has done next to nothing to improve security for our ports, refineries, and chemical plants. Now we find out they haven't done much for our most important military bases or for the capitol building. It seem like the only thing they have worked to protect is the profitability of well connected corporations.

Why on earth would even the most partisan conservative Republican still believe that the Democrats could do a worse job that this administration? My lazy cat couldn't do a worse job. This is two major security breeches in a week. Every Democrat in the country should be running ads based on this.

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