via atrios, it might just be that terrorism is just really really hard work, but, via a commenter on jonathan schwarz's blog, real easy to routinely exploit over and over again for political purposes. They don't care about terrorism, you might say, or you could say they like just enough of it to keep getting re-elected.
your turing test:
Oil for Nothing:US Holds On Humanitarian SuppliesIraq: 1997-2001
the good book
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