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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Fortress America

Friedman's column today makes the important point that maybe foreigners don't like the US so much because we do everything short of anally probing them when they want to enter the country. It's also worth noting that Washington, DC, is very unwelcoming these days, a sharp contrast to what I experienced seeing the sights around the city only five years ago.

Terrorism concerns can be quite handy as an excuse when you want to, say, put political protesters a mile away from the president's motorcade. That's what these people didn't get. In a sense, the war on terror has already been lost because we've defeated ourselves.