I’ve been asking that same question all day.
UPDATE – Ran across this gem on Twitter this morning:
“30,000 Americans die in gun violence every year (compared to the 17 who died last year in terrorist attacks)” http://t.co/39rYsZMpqj
— Phil Hawksworth (@philhawksworth) April 21, 2013
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 â€“ 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.