Monday, July 18, 2005

SERIOUSNESS WATCH The Plame story has been the focus here at CONTRAPOSITIVE for the last few days. But we'd be remiss if we didn't link to the outrageous, unserious remarks made by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff last week.
The truth of the matter is, a fully loaded airplane with jet fuel, a commercial airliner, has the capacity to kill 3,000 people. A bomb in a subway car may kill 30 people.
It's not worth taking the time to point out the many, obvious things that are wrong with this statement (in addition to the fact that it's false).

And Chertoff can't be stupid enough to actually believe the line of thinking implicit in what he said. But because he's flacking for an administration that has little interest in spending money to protect commuters, he's forced to summon up ridiculous rhetoric.

Yet more evidence that these people aren't serious.

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