One threat at a time...
We spend over $200 billion per year on intelligence and prevention how can you say that we were ignoring other threats!!! We even knew Al Queida was going to launch a terrorist attack on American soil and when they were going to do it!
DIDNT IGNORE SHIT! OUR ADMINISTRATION DID!
My point is that our intelligence was fine before sept. 11 and we did not need to increase their budget, we did not need to make any changes and we did not need to spend billions of dollars on "Homeland Security" and we certainly did not need to cut spending on COPS we do not need automatic rifles in the hands of kids and we sure as hell dont need cop killing bullets on the street.
You know the stats on your likelyhood of dying in a plane crash to a car crash well think of that to the second power because you are that much more likely to be killed by another American than you are by a terrorist attack and yet we are now spending 4 times as much on the possibility of a terrorist attack while thousands more Americans are dying every year from murders...
Give me a break!! Lets focus on the real issues and stop being insecure pussies worrying that the world hates us and wants to kill all of us. 75% of arabs are living in fear that we are going to attack them, not the other way around.