Wednesday, December 17, 2008

CATCHING UP AT EL REG: Recent pieces

World at Risk, the final report of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, received a good build-up. Its publicity stretched from reports outlining a draft of it in the Washington Post over the Thanksgiving Day weekend, with more news and private and public briefings the following week. We are, the general consensus went, in deadly danger.

The Houston Chronicle was one newspaper which took the grim pronouncement and made it worse, amplifying the fear and claiming, a little imprecisely, that the commission's message was "The United States can expect a terrorist attack using nuclear or more likely biological weapons before 2013 ..."

Read the rest of the analysis at el Reg here.

On a theme related to DD's posts on the genus -- obsolete white American crank (and/or Ted Nugent) -- you'll surely enjoy "Tell Santa to bring more assault rifles" -- here.


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