Other smart people

Brian Carnell has a good post on the “What did Dubya know” furor. He, of course, makes a point very similar to one I made (why else would I be linking to him?):

The weird thing is that most of the people all over this are talking out of both sides of their mouths. On the one hand, they are excoriating the President for his failure to Do More (TM). On the other hand, the sort of things that the President could have done to prevent this are precisely the sorts of things that these selfsame critics oppose on civil liberties grounds.

He makes many other good points, and in the end agrees with Glenn Reynolds that the best way to fight terrorists is to wipe them out before they strike.