Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Differing Reactions

Conventional wisdom has it that al Qaida is going to attempt to influence our elections with an 'October Surprise' attack much like what happened in Madrid last week. Sadly, this is probably true. The question is, though, how would it affect the outcome?

We know how it has for one European nation, of course. Some over there seem to think that something similar would happen here. Somehow, I don't think so. Much as there is that faction (mainly on the coasts and in academic institutions) that would like no better than to roll over and play dead, I think we've got a fair bit more backbone than that as a whole. At least I hope that we do.

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