"The world is not a lodging-house at Brighton, which we are to leave because it is miserable. It is the fortress of our family, with the flag flying on the turret, and the more miserable it is the less we should leave it."
-G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
This here blog is a glimpse or two or three at the condition of the 'fortress of our family' through the eyes Timothy Goddard, a Christian writer with an unhealthy interest in politics living in the Puget Sound area.
War on terror update Via Orin Kerr at The Volokh Conspiracy comes this nugget of information: we're winning the war on terrorism. According to FBI Director Robert Mueller,
"tens of attacks, probably close to a hundred around the world" have been stopped in the past 15 months... "There have been any number of attacks on ships that have been thwarted...Without getting into details, we have thwarted a number of attacks, both large and small... I think we're well on our way to winning the war, but the fact of the matter is, it is a war. Al Qaeda still has the capability of striking us."
One of the most interesting tidbits to come out of this is that one of the keys to this success has been that the CIA and FBI are actually working together. So if they are working together already, do we really need a new bureaucracy to make them work together? Perhaps Mueller's picture is a little overly rosy, and we do need one, but I sincerely hope that the Department of Homeland Security, and/or whatever comes of congress' suggestion for a Director of Intelligence result in streamlining government rather than bloating it--though I fear the former is more likely.
Posted by Timothy9:44 PM
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