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How safe are we?


Last updated 6/14/2007 at Noon

Bush likes to alternately boast about how safe he is keeping us and, at the same time, warn that we’re in imminent danger from terrorist attacks. That we haven’t had a 9/11-type attack in almost six years is a very welcome and positive sign. The arrests of home-grown terrorist cells, such as those planning to blow up the fuel pipelines at JFK Airport, have perhaps helped to save lives.

Let’s take a step back and look at what the government actually does to keep us safe. It is certainly not the result of sending 150,000 troops to Iraq, invading and occupying a Muslim county. Most peop...

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