Overreacting to 2001-09-11

The USA was so freaked by 2001-09-11 that they created a giant bureaucracy that spent money way out of proportion to the threat and crushed constitutional liberties. The deaths from obesity, tobacco or illegal drugs are each thousands of times higher. However, those dangers are more familiar, hence less scary. The skeptical would claim Americans were cynically stampeded into overreacting that by those who benefited from it.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)