If you hoped that the attack on the Constitution would just be a short term spell that we would eventually snap out of- say, around January, 2009- think again, amigos. The BBC reports that CentCom is preparing for “The Long War.”
Of course, we all want to see terrorism diminished. What is the cost of “The Long War,” though? The track record over the last five years, e.g. shredding of the First and Fourth Amendments, doesn’t bode well for the long-term health of the Constitution.
Maybe I’m paranoid. Or maybe this is ominous:
“I’m an artillery officer, and I can’t fire cannons at the internet,” he says, referring to what he sees as one of the key weapons of the modern age.
Instead, he argues that the US military must try to break down “old mind-sets and bureaucracies” and build new relationships with other agencies – like the FBI, the police and the state department – through what in military jargon are called “joint inter-agency task forces”.
What does our future look like?
Now more than ever….the ACLU.
Andy in Harrisburg