safety in our time

I was going to throw out a little bit about the interesting contrast between the way Dean's remarks about the effect on Saddam's capture on Americans' safety were generally taken and the recent rise in the national threat level, but then I got home and found out that Glen already covered it, and likely did a better job of it than I would have. The only thing I'll add is that DeLay wasn't the only one spouting off about how wrong Dean was; I watched several of the Sunday talking head shows yesterday, and the general consensus seemed to be that Dean had shoot his mouth off on this topic, that he was utterly wrong, but that it wouldn't cause him lasting damage. Cynic of the week award to Pat Buchanan, who described Dean's comment as "technically correct but politically foolish".