Seeing Colors Everywhere


It may well be that articles about the color-coded terrorist threat warning system are getting as tedious and hard to pay attention to as the warnings themselves, but I was gratified to see Rep. Chris Cox (R-Calif) agreeing with me. Newsweek reports:

Cox said that, at a minimum, Homeland Security should scrap the one-size-fits-all color-coded approach and adopt a more nuanced system in which there are individualized warnings for particular geographic regions or economic sectors about which there might actually be hard intelligence.

Also in the Newsweek story: As anyone who has paid attention to the dates of their past strikes (Aug. 7, Sept. 11, Oct. 12) would know, there's no particular reason to think al Queda is more of a threat on the holidays.