That last post started me thinking. I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s –at the height of the cold war– 30 miles from a SAC (Strategic Air Command) base that everyone understood was a prime target in the event of a nuclear war. As Sarah Conner said in Terminator 2, "Anybody not wearing 2 million sunblock is gonna have a real bad day."
And it seemed like a real possibility. Maybe that’s why we think Bush and Cheney are full of shit. Yes, the bad guys hit us and they hit us good. But it was nothing compared to what the USSR (and the USA) were ready to do.
Sure, one of the Sons of the Desert could blow up one of our federal buildings. Timothy McVey showed us that wasn’t hard to do. And they’ll do it whether we’re in Iraq or not.