Sunday, September 09, 2007

Does it get any better than reading Mark Steyn?

"Where's the war?"

He reminds us of terrorism in other places in the world where it became routine to wake up to news of some horror. But not here. Not here.

" the six years since President Bush declared that America was in a “war on terror,” there has been in America no terrorism. In theory, the administration ought to derive a political benefit from this: The president has “kept America safe.” But, in practice, the placidity of the domestic front diminishes the chosen rationale of the conflict: If a “war on terror” has no terror, who says there’s a war at all? That’s the argument of the Left — that it’s all a racket cooked up by the Bushitlerburton fascists to impose on America a permanent national-security state in which, for dark sinister reasons of his own, Dick Cheney is free to monitor your out-of-state phone calls all day long.

Then Steyn shows the absurdity of the conspiracy theory nuts:

Have you seen that bumper sticker “9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB”? If you haven’t, go to a college town and cruise Main Street for a couple of minutes. It seems odd that a fascist regime which thinks nothing of killing thousands of people in a big landmark building in the center of the city hasn’t quietly offed some of these dissident professor.

He ends with this excellent line:

"On this sixth anniversary, as 9/11 retreats into history, many Americans see no war at all."

Go read the whole thing.