Republicans say: Cowardice = Patriotism
After the plot by British citizens to blow up air planes with liquid explosives was foiled by UK and Pakistani law enforcement (not the military), the Bush Crime Family and coward-ass Republicans have been doing the "chicken little - the sky is falling" routine to try to scare the public into submission.
When Democrats and Libertarians are on the same page on this issue, the cries by the lunatic Republicans to run and hide from the underfunded amateurs (posing as Al Queda) sound more and more ridiculous.
With the best and brightest intelligence and law enforcement teams on the case, these terrorist groups can be brought to justice WITHOUT citizens having to loose an ounce of civil liberties or precious life. We can spare the F-16's and the tanks for a bigger threat than a group of dummies who shit in caves.