It was indeed frightening . . . and sad to read the 7/18/06 "Enemy Within" letter by Leo Kuschereit. It's not his silly venomously spat trite epitaphs such as "liberal news media," "anti-American left wing," and "CIA people who are liberal holdovers from the Clinton administration" (That awful Clinton administration! Remember those awful-ly great prosperous eight years leaving us not only deficit free but with a huge surplus and our country respected and the envy of the world, all under the brilliant leadership of President Clinton). Those epitaphs are merely the ravings of one successfully brainwashed. Even Bush Demo-clone Joe Lieberman gets tagged by Mr. Kuschereit.
What is particularly frightening is that the devious brains of those directing our present administration, Rove and Cheney, have so accurately calculated the Cowardice Coefficient mentality of certain people in our country: frighten them adequately and they are yours to do with as you like. Strip them of the very liberties that distinguished our country from all others; lie to them, stifle the freedom of the press, illegally skirt the court and spy on their domestic communications and monetary transactions, feed them the infamous Patriot Act and finally eliminate the separation of powers which had been our guarantee against a dictatorship; all in the redefined name of patriotism. Scare them adequately, tell them that you are making them safe and those such as Leo Kuschereit will thank you for robbing them of the country they once knew and whose tenets we were supposedly fighting to preserve.