There is nothing wrong with being afraid of something that has a good chance of hurting you. That’s what fear is for. It is wrong to be afraid– and to act afraid– of something that has little or no chance of hurting you.

Guantanamo closure funds stripped by Senate, 90-6

This is bad. The overwhelming majority of the U.S. Senate is playing Chicken Little over the prospect of bringing suspected terrorists– and need I remind them that the successful ones were armed only with box cutters and half-ass flying lessons?– being brought to U.S. soil. I don’t know which is worse: that they mistakenly believe so much of the U.S. electorate to be that cowardly, or that they are pandering accurately.

As repellent as this seems, it is but the tip of the iceberg we’ve been crashing into for the better part of the last eight years. Consider the following.

Imagining the Next War

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