Replacing freedom with fear is not always a sure recipe for political success. At least not in America — I guess in Germany it will still take citizens some more time to realize how they’re dealt with.
The United States president though has to deal with a growing amount of open criticism. Criticism like that of Keith Olbermann%e2%80%9chave-you-no-sense-of-decency-sir%e2%80%9d/ from MSNBC’s Countdown show:
More over, Mr. Bush, you are accomplishing in part what Osama Bin Laden and others seek — a fearful American populace, easily manipulated, and willing to throw away any measure of restraint, any loyalty to our own ideals and freedoms, for the comforting illusion of safety.
And regarding Bush’s comparison between Al Quaeda and Nazi Germany, Olbermann just poses one question: “Have you no sense of decency, sir?”