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Thursday, August 24, 2006

New Poll

43% of the American people think we are safer now than before 911!
That is amazing. I wonder what people were worried about before 911?

The non-amazing part of this poll is the headline.
Poll: 1 in 4 Americans believe U.S. was safer before 9/11

and the first paragraph:
CNN) -- Less than half of Americans believe the United States is now safer from terrorism than it was before September 11, 2001, according to a CNN poll released Wednesday.

That's some amazing spin on a story that could have been interesting if the focus had been on those 43%. Seriously what were they thinking before? Post 911 we know what people want to kill us and why. Pre 911 what on earth were people "unsafe" from? Were they really concerned about the Kobar tower incident? Or Russians? Or Cuba? Enquiring minds want to know.