I once asked the Perfesser in a private email why, for someone who claims to be non-partisan, he never had anything nice to say about Democrats. His response? “Democrats are suicidally insane”. I think what he meant by that was that the Democrats weren’t taking a cower-in-fear position about this “new” global threat that terrah presented and because of that, Democrats are suicidal.
I don’t know about anyone else, but a life lived in fear of terrah is not a life I consider worth living.
In case this fact isn’t prima facie, Kung-Fu Monkey lays it out in common-sense terms that anyone can understand:
Osama Bin Laden got everything on his Christmas list after 9/11 — US out of Saudi Arabia; the greatest military in the world over-extended, pinned down and distracted; the greatest proponent of democracy suddenly alienated from its allies; a US culture verily eager to destroy freedoms that little scumfuck could never even dream to touch himself — I would like to deny him the last little check on the clipboard, i.e. constant terror. I panic, they win. To coin a phrase, Osama Bin Laden can suck my insouciance.