Thursday, August 10, 2006

Terror Threats Still Affect Public Sentiment, But How?

Every time a new threat is exposed that threatens air travel, it's inevitable that the public feels the pangs of 9/11 all over again.

“We were really getting quite close to the execution phase,” said Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Although the terrorists were based in London, the flights were going from London to the US meaning that significant American lives would have been at risk.

Citizens will no doubt deal with the inconveniences that they are going to experience at airports for the foreseeable future, but after the initial shock, many more are going to begin to wonder if the "War On Terror" is being fought in the best fashion and whether we are more safe or less safe.

Come November, they will let both political parties know who they are going to trust more to lead us through the next few years of terror threats like the one today.

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