Good point Howard.
Just look how many personal freeedom rights the americans gave up, facing a "terrorist treat".
Things like Guantanamo, military courts for civilians, torture, precise bombing or better execution of
people, who never saw a lawyer, a judge or even a court. The whole attack wars in mid east.
Actually, i would wonder to see some of these soldiers infront of a "Nuremberg trial", held by
afghans, iraqs and lybians, what would the soldiers say except "It was my order to kill, i was just part of a system"?
The normal citizens are affected by this too of course. Illegal monitoring and wiretapping,
the secret services (who actually can count down all US secret services, i would stop at 2 dozen)
lost the duty to report to the congress. This list can be continued of course, but i dont want to
look like a conspiracy guy. I dont think thats an american exclusive problem nowadays, its
european too. But americans lifted it to a new level.
A society should stand up and not let @#% happen, but in fear most people seem to accept everthing
just like a herd of sheep.