Quote For The Day

"The fear of terrorism and the rise of the "Homeland Security State" has been much remarked upon by now. But even as evidence piles on that the terror groups we huddle in fear of are actually quite small, dysfunctional and unpopular - it doesn't change our basic policies. And while this whole phenomenon is largely a product of the right - that have decided to scare us all because that helps elect "tough guys" -- the left sometimes beats a similar drum for different reasons. To argue that the Bush administration has been incompetent, it argues that we're all much less safe than before. (Of course, the right is far more guilty of fear-mongering- remember Rudy Giuliani on the campaign trail?)" - Fareed Zakaria, a conservative out of love with today's "conservatism" in foreign policy.