...The authors argue that the whole war-on-terror nonsense is useless -- that's not new -- but that the security establishment knows it doesn't work and abandoned many of the draconian security measures years ago, long before Obama became president. All that's left of the war on terror is political, as lawmakers fund unwanted projects in an effort to be tough on crime.
Terror-mongering works. Just ask Obama, whose entire '12 campaign will be terrorizing Americans with horror stories about (R) governance.
Part of the success (for the terror-mongers) is the fact that there is no SQC--no metrics--on means, methods, and results.
Think there's an (R) politician who has the courage?
I didn't think so, either.