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Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Last week President Bush had to heave a sigh of relief as far as press on his war o terrorism is concerned: suspects were captured throughout the world, the Democrats appeared weak and vacillating, Al Qaeda seemed so much on the run. The news was so good, in fact, that it counterbalanced the awful economic news that came out at the same time. Fresh off that success, this week has seen two new anti-terror messages, and the President, must be hoping for similar sympathy. He won't find it here. The two new terror warnings have been once again devolving into the general fearmonguering rather than the specific and credible threats of two weeks ago. What's more, while singling out helicopter tours and limousines as terror tools is good press to keep the public antsy and willing to support a cowboy ruler, they also represent a small fraction of the tourism/passenger transport market, and are thus unlikely to have much impact on cities' economies. This is where red flags go up in my mind. No matter the credibility of the information that led to these particular alerts, controlling these threats has little to do with public vigilence, and far more with cell infiltration on the part of federal agents. What's more, there is no precedent, and little detail about plans or intended targets. This is precisely the kind of press that Bush used in his run-up to gather support for the Iraq war, and precisely the kind of press we shouldn't be heeding.

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