John Cole get it:
In a post
about a bill to allow warrantless wiretapping, he writes: (emp add)
This isn’t about fighting terrorism, coddling terrorists, or keeping America safe. It is about power, and it is little more than using the fear of terrorism to keep the party in power entrenched in Washington.
That's what it is. Fear of terrorism. And as this blog has pointed out (and will do again in a subsequent post) the terrorism threat is much, much
smaller than advertised.