Terrorists in Prison: is there anything the Right doesn’t fear?

Isn’t it rather obvious how degraded a citizenry becomes when there’s this constant effort to keep them in a state of intense fear of everything?  Even after eight long years of the Bush era, our leading political figures and media stars — especially the Toughest and Most Serious ones — still quiver with paralyzing fear, completely take leave of their senses, the minute someone utters the word “Terrorist” and especially the phrase “Muslim Terrorist.”  The last two elections proved that Americans themselves generally are no longer frightened by this tactic, but for our political and media elites, “Terrorist” is still the supremely scary, all-purpose justifying phrase.

Glenn Greenwald | Salon.com