Friday, May 7, 2010

New York Remains on Edge

New York City residents are understandably nervous after the Times Square car bomber brought back memories of 9/11. Today, an abandoned cooler of water bottles in Times Square caused an evacuation and visit from the bomb squad. Now an illegally-parked truck is causing a reprise.

No wonder New Yorkers are frightened. Not only does their city symbolize all that Islamofascists hate, but they have learned from hard experience that they must be on the alert at all times for anything or anyone who looks suspicious.

It's all well and good for ordinary citizens to be vigilant, but that's not much of a counter-intelligence plan. The Obama administration essentially conceded that point when it acquiesced to renewal of the Patriot Act.

Rand Paul, however, said he would vote against the Patriot Act.

That puts Rand Paul to the left of Obama on counter terrorism.

No comments: