I’m So Confused About Terrorism. I Don’t Know If I Should Be Terrified

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I really don't know how to feel this
summer.

On one hand, Michael "Gut Feeling" Chertoff told me that I should
be wary, always looking around my neighborhood for terrorists. The
President's own National Intelligence Council is about to release
their findings, that Al Qaeda is actually as strong as they were in
2001.

On the other hand, President Bush told me today that Al Qaeda is
weaker than before, and Chertoff downplayed the report of the
intelligence agency. That agency, by the way, was the one that
suggested invading Iraq would lead to a country plagued by
internal, factional violence directed at Americans or a new
government.

What's a patriot to do? Do I cower in fear and spread fear in my
community or do I boldly barbeque?


About the author

Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a seventeen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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