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We’ve all heard it – the country has never faced a bigger problem than the War on Terror™.

Digby covers part of it in: No, We’re The Greatest Generation, which deals with nostalgia for the Cold War as a simpler time.

I wrote about this last May, and it was bit disconcerting when the Baader-Meinhof gang made it back into the news, as in Meinhof gang killer to be freed: “A German court ruled that Brigitte Mohnhaupt, 57, qualifies for early release after serving a minimum proportion of her five life sentences.”

Now I have no way of knowing if Brigitte was in the dark blue Bimmer that went flying by on the right on the Autobahn, to be followed shortly by a green Polizei Porsche passing us on the left, but you have a tendency not to forget trying to duck as automatic weapons fire is taking place while you are driving at 120 KPH. You have to clean the upholstery after something like that.

Baader-Meinhof [Red Army Faction] had a tendency to make a trip to a bank or a drive to a shopping district an adventure during the 1970s, but I’m asked to believe that al Qaeda is a bigger threat to me. My brief in the military was the Soviet Strategic Rocket Forces – I know about threats. Just because the Shrubbery is terrified, doesn’t mean I have to be.

[Update: Link fixed thanks to Alice in Comments.]

2 comments

1 Alice { 02.19.07 at 9:49 pm }

If you remove ‘#1055216383903338644’ from the Digby link, it’ll go directly to that post. It’s a good post, so if you have a chance to do some housecleaning … 🙂

2 Bryan { 02.19.07 at 10:00 pm }

Thanks, Alice. That looked bogus, but thats how Digby’s links have been coming up from the Permalink.