Tuesday, August 07, 2012

True Lies and 9/11

I watched True Lies the 1996 movie with Arnold Schwarznegger and Jamie Lee Curtis the other night. It was such an innocent time, it portrayed a United States of America where the intelligence community was mostly on top of terrorist plots,
 where if serious trouble arose jet fighters were but a few minutes away and where even with the detonation of a nuclear bomb on US soil Americans remained unafraid. Sadly five years later all this would be proven to be completely wrong in the aftermath of 9/11. Jet fighters took 90 minutes to appear, the intelligence community was caught with its pants down and in the face of hysteria Americans heartily embraced giving up their freedoms for the illusion of increased security.