I want to comment on two articles I read in the New York Times.
The first article is about random bag searches in NYC subway stations:
Privacy Rights Are at Issue in New Policy on Searches
As the New York Police Department begins randomly checking the bags and backpacks of people entering the city’s subway [...]
Yesterday was the day the Defense Department, under court order, was supposed to release the rest of the Abu Ghraib photos and videos – the really bad ones (which we all just can’t wait to see). But the government refused to turn them over and is filing new appeals, arguing that their release will threaten [...]
I should know better than to pontificate on terrorism within hours of a terrorist attack, as I did in my 7/7 entry, below.
For example, writing about beheading Al Qaeda by taking out Osama bin Laden: what the hell do I know? This particular snake may very well live on without a head. And yet [...]
Al Qaeda attacked the USA in 1993 (the first World Trade Center bombing), 1998 (the simultaneous bombing of our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania), 2000 (the bombing of the USS Cole in Aden), and 2001 (the 9/11 attacks in New York City and Washington DC). Al Qaeda attacked Bali (and through Bali, Australia) in 2002. [...]