Earlier today, Radley put up a short blog about the Stu Bykofsky column which says another 9/11 style attack on the United States would unify the country and refocus its policies on terror, the true threat to America.
As evidenced by the expanded eavesdropping bill that just made it through a Congress that gives the DOJ more unchecked power — see E.J. Dionne's rationalization for this latest instance of Democrats' callow incompetence here — another 9/11 attack would only embolden the government to encroach upon our civil liberties more and probably lead to more bloodshed worldwide.
Remember, one of the things that 'united us' in the days following 9/11 was bloodlust. Vengeance went hand-in-hand with the fervent patriotism in the bars and at the water coolers across the nation. If there was even the slightest bit of evidence linking a domestic attack to Iran — or if a tie could be made up — a four- or five-digit death toll would be more than enough to override common sense and skepticism against an invasion.
Attack or no, Cheney & co. are getting ready.