"These folks are ingenious at creating obstacles and roadblocks. They basically are opposed to the military. They don't want force ever used. They want to hum their way to a perfect world, and that is fine. It takes those people in a free, democratic, open society. We embrace them, we love them, we let them do their thing, but we also have to provide for their national security."
- DCI Nominee Representative Porter Goss, on the antiwar/Transnational Progressive " bumper sticker crowd"
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Actually, I'd correct Congressman Goss on one point. We're so far ahead of our major competitors that we can afford to let them do their thing. Were the margin tighter, things would likely change.
# posted by TM Lutas : Tuesday, 14 September, 2004
Count me among those who believes the U.S. national security decision-making process needs a wider margin just to bounce back from our periodic miscalculations.