and the Pentagon spends a billion dollars a day!

Do we really think anything involving force will make us feel safe? We have more of that stuff than anyone in the world, even the Israelis.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Air National Guard fighter jets were scrambled into the air too late from nearby Andrews Air Force Base on Wednesday night to protect the White House from a small plane that wandered into restricted airspace over Washington, U.S. officials said on Thursday.
"This illustrates just how hard it is to do this kind of thing, especially in a busy air traffic area," said one of the officials.
Maybe it would make more sense to think about how we can dissuade people from wanting to blow us up in the first place. Duh.

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Published on June 20, 2002 5:00 PM.

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