- Amy Davidson in The New Yorker
- Glenn Greenwald in The Guardian
- Igor Volsky in ThinkProgress
- Jeff Simpson in Cognitive Dissidence
- Steven Rosenfeld in AlterNet
And this is in a post-terror atmosphere of relative forbearance by the American right.
We won't see any Bush-Cheney imbecilities by President Obama, trying to gin up a new war; though I would love to the see the war on whistleblowers end today.
Still, we see the likes of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), desperate to say something stupid on the floor of the Senate: "On 9/11, we were forever disabused of the notion that attacks like the one that rocked Boston yesterday only happen on the field of battle, or in distant countries. With the passage of time, however, and the vigilant efforts of our military, intelligence and law enforcement professionals, I think it’s safe to say that, for many, the complacency that prevailed prior to September 11th has returned. And so we are newly reminded that serious threats to our way of life remain."
The only thing complacent about the American people RE terror is the hesitancy to condemn the American rightwing, as always seeing tragedy as an opportunity for power grabs, political expediency and fear mongering for the repulsive agenda of the Republican Party.