January 13th, 2004 | Published in Uncategorized
You may have spent some time wondering about the heightened state of terror alertedness we were all at over the holidays. You may have decided, once you woke up to CNN’s confusing declaration that we were back to condition yellow, that you were grateful you spent the holidays in fear of a rogue snowplow being piloted into a Dunkin’ Donuts (or whatever else your imagination was allowed to come up with for itself) if it meant the French police could stop terror in its tracks by combing the countryside for someone who didn’t matter after all.
You may be happy to know that the high level of alert probably also sapped many peoples’ will to stand up to the TSA push to get CAPPS II back on the agenda after it was shouted down last time as an unworkable, frightening privacy violation.
That terror alert system is good for something after all.