January 01, 2004



New Year's Eve in Baghdad was marred by a terrorist attack that murdered five Iraqis. Here in the states, we celebrated yet another safe New Year's Eve.

Regular readers of this blog know that we've been very critical of the War on Terrorism to the extent that states like Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia are not being forced to stop sponsoring terrorism. Regime changes in those countries will do far more to protect us from terrorism than hiring more airport security in this country. But this is not meant to diminish the protective services provided by those here in the states. From the F-16 pilots in the sky to the cops on the ground, our hats are off to all those helping to give us a safe New Year.

UPDATE: FoxNews reports: Death Toll Rises in Baghdad Blast. And CNN reports that fighter jets escorted a British Airways flight from London into Washington.

Posted by Forkum at January 1, 2004 07:35 AM