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Be Scared, Sort Of

Reported by Melanie - December 9, 2004

Former New York City Police Commissioner Howard Safir was a guest today (December 9, 2004) on Your World w/Neil Cavuto. In what seems like the 98,000th fear mongering segment I've seen since 9/11, the question was, again: "How Safe Are We?"

Cavuto expressed concern that there could be a car bomb or suicide bomb at Rockefeller Center. Safir said we need to watch for people who drop briefcases, are "heavily coated," or for something that "doesn't look right." Cavuto said a lot of people in NYC "don't look right," and Safir said "you just know" when something's wrong. But, in the end, after the fresh dose of fear, Safir reassured us that we're "fighting terrorists who would be here in Iraq right now and that's one of the reasons it's so important to be victorious in Iraq is because we can get rid of a lot of terrorists."

COMMENT: So, be scared but not really, sort of, I guess, maybe. And by the way, as you look around for briefcases and "heavily coated" people, and visions of suicide bombers dance in your head, be glad we're fighting them over there, rather than over here.

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