Definition of a WMD

Via Twitter:

I’ve been asking that same question all day.

UPDATE – Ran across this gem on Twitter this morning:

I can’t grasp what makes a bomb a WMD, but a weapon that takes more lives isn’t?

From the article linked in the tweet:

But Londoners, who endured IRA terror for years, might be forgiven for thinking that America over-reacted just a tad to the goings-on in Boston. They’re right – and then some. What we saw was a collective freak-out like few that we’ve seen previously in the United States. It was yet another depressing reminder that more than 11 years after 9/11 Americans still allow themselves to be easily and willingly cowed by the “threat” of terrorism.

That’s something. Basically Americans have been taught to fear.