Friday, July 08, 2005

Report suspicious activity

In Slate, Tim Naftali explains why Homeland Security's knee-jerk response to yesterday's attacks in London was exactly the wrong way to handle things. Tom Ridge is gone, but his carnival of color codes is still with us:

Chertoff's response today was about one thing: cover. If there is an attack on the Washington Metro tomorrow, the federal government will be able to say to commuters, "Well, we warned you."